Travel Log Archives:

St. Thomas, USVI to Ile A Vache, Haiti: May 10-19, 2008

5/10/08 Saturday We left St. Thomas for Ile A Vache at 1:00pm after lunch at the fuel dock with our friends, Tom and Christie from s/v Ashlana. The wind was blowing out of the Southeast at 14 to 17 knots as we left Long Bay under a full main and the staysail. As we left [...]

Jost Van Dyke, BVI to St. Thomas, USVI: April 15, 2008

Weather Conditions: Wind 10 knots ENE. Clear Skies. Leaving Great Harbour caused me the most apprehension I’d had about leaving an anchorage since St. Martin. I had gone through The Narrows and the Windward Pass (never a good labels to see on a chart), the Pillsbury Sound (I guess the rocks would be soft here) [...]

Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI to Jost Van Dyke, BVI: April 10, 2008

Weather Conditions: East Wind 5-10 knots. Clear Skies. We headed out of Nanny Cay Marina after a morning of anxiously re-installing the transmission’s heat exchanger (it blew an o-ring the night before) and testing all the other engine-related systems. As we motored through the narrow inlet bordered by the jetties that were so menacing just [...]

Marina Cay, BVI to Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI: March 11, 2008

Conditions Preceding Departure: High winds (15 to 25 knots) have been blowing for days, but the forecast for our departure day was 10 knots and clear skies, not the ideal conditions for our boat, but considering we had two unseasoned passengers (my mother and my nephew), it would prove to be a fine day of [...]

Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda, BVI to Marina Cay, BVI: March 4, 2008

Conditions Preceding Departure: Wind has seemed to have calmed a bit from the previous months of “Christmas Winds” we had experienced on St. Martin. We’ve had a week of 10 to 15 knot trades out of the east/northeast with occasional days over 20 knots and some rain, but the weather certainly seems to be calming [...]