02. Feb, 2011

A little lesson…

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We were anchored in a beautiful ‘tranquilo’ bay alongside a fishing boat with some friendly fishermen who had generously given us some wonderful lobster. In the morning as we were all setting up to leave, I noticed some little song sheets floating past our boat. “Wow, this is so nice, they were all singing together [...]

30. Jan, 2011

Floating Bushes

Floating Bushes

The last couple of weeks have been spent with some fantastic new crew on board, the Bush seniors! The journey started in little colonial town of Trinidad with a good day sail to Cienfuegos to test the new crews sea legs. All went swimmingly with a steady offshore breeze and flat seas, but the real [...]

14. Jan, 2011

A Cuban Christmas

A Cuban Christmas

We had wonderful whirlwind experience of Santiago de Cuba, the musical capital of Cuba. As we sailed into the harbour in Santiago we passed the majestic huge fort of the hillside, quite a sight as you enter in at first light. The city was a big frenetic city with lots of people, a melting pot [...]

11. Jan, 2011

SPECIAL: Norwegian Guest Writer!

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So, if you thought African time was bad, Cuban time is even worse. And our two South African adventurers have truly adapted to the local environment and rocked up one week late in Trinidad. After weeks of communication with Cubans I was told upon arrival in Havana that it is not legal to transfer people [...]

10. Jan, 2011

Lost in Jardine del la Reina

Lost in Jardine del la Reina

Feliz Navidad & happeee new year! The blog has been a challenge the last couple weeks as we have been in the remote offshore islands off the Cuban south coast, called Jardine del la Reina (Garden of the Queens). The descriptive name of the islands definitely relates more to the underwater gardens than the topside, [...]

27. Dec, 2010

Impressions

Impressions

(Dodgy internet so more pics to follow shortly when we can upload, sorry!) We have met some interesting and wonderful people and wanted to share some initial impressions of this fascinating country. Music: Music is everywhere, its wonderful. No matter what time of day there is always a variation of music… blaring out of big [...]

24. Dec, 2010

Cruising Cuba

Cruising Cuba

(Dodgy internet so more pics to follow shortly when we can upload!) We had never been so happy to see a sheltered bay as we did when arriving in Baracoa. The 14hr overnight sail down the windward passage was definitely the worst conditions so far… howling winds, lightening and steep breaking waves, not fun at [...]

17. Dec, 2010

Hola Cuba, we made it!

Hola Cuba, we made it!

After braving the elements, sailing on very rolly seas for two full days and two nights, two very weary and quite sick sailors arrived on the coastline of Cuba! Seeing the lights from afar was really exciting, we had finally made the crossing and arrived in Cuba at 3 in the morning. It was quite eery [...]

15. Dec, 2010

Last of the Bahamas

Last of the Bahamas

Last few days in the Bahamas were spent checking out Long Island (yes, they are very original with their names…) Some beautiful scenery and old churches. Highlight was definately the ‘blue hole’, deepest in the world at 600ft. Its the spot for freedivers trying to break diving records… each to their own! Check out www.verticalblue.net [...]

07. Dec, 2010

Attack of the flying pig!

Attack of the flying pig!

Well who thought pigs could fly…..? or in this case swim incredibly fast! We are experiencing all kinds of weird and wonderful things but swimming pigs, who would have thought….they may look very cute and quite funny, but these pigs are enormous and when trying to board little Pakotini quite a terrifying experience! Well our [...]

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