April 2024

 

Saint Martin/Sint Maarten

Saint Martin is a small island that is divided between a French part, Saint-Martin, and a Dutch part, Sint Maarten. The French half is part of the EU while the Dutch is not. We dropped anchor at Marigot Bay on the French side and had a very easy clearance at the local ship chandler where the paperwork could be done free of charge. We stayed there for about a week and felt the atmosphere as relativ ...

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St. Barths (Saint-Barthélemy)

We had a nice northwesterly sail from Barbuda to St. Martin where we anchored at Marigot Bay. On the way there, we had spent the night in the northern part of St. Barth but decided not to clear in at the island but to visit it later. No sooner said than done! From Marigot we chose to take the fast ferry to St. Barts. After a very bumpy trip of 17 nautical miles, we disembarked at the capital Gusta ...

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Antigua and Barbuda

Leaving Pointe-à-Pitre, we anchored one last time at the northeastern tip of Guadeloupe at Deshaies. We took the dinghy ashore and I (Malin) locked the dinghy at the jetty (I thought...). We cleared out of the island and decided to have a beer at a nice little pub before heading back to Anastacia as it had started to rain and get windy. When we were about to head back, we ...

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