Monthly Archives: June 2007

In Curacao

Yes, finally, I have made it to Curacao.  They had warned me about the crossing, and, I must admit, it was a tough one.  Cleared customs at Barcadera at 9 in the morning.  All went smooth, and no problems at … Continue reading

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Last words from Aruba

If all works out, my next message should be from Curacao.  Having been anchored here for a few day, I realize how different the experience is from being in a marina.  First of, it is much more quiet, barely can … Continue reading

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Some Google Earth Locations (Jamaica and Aruba) Bay.kmz Rios, Jamaica.kmz Antonio, Jamaica.kmz Marina, Oranjestad, Aruba.kmz, Aruba.kmz

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Pictures from Jamaica and Aruba

Ok, I have made a selection from the last 6 weeks, click on any picture for the full size image. Morning Light in Montego Bay, Jamaica Bauxyte loading site in Discovery Bay (name after Columbus’ discovery of Jamaica here) The … Continue reading

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Anchored at Aruba

With some delays (which you have to get used to if you travel around in the Caribbean) I finally got my kayak. Yesterday afternoon, I had already paid the dock and was going to give it one more hour, when … Continue reading

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More from Aruba

Yes, I have not moved yet.  Probably missed a reasonable good weather window this weekend (well, the winds were under 20 knots).  But I have an eye on a kayak, actually, there are two I have seen.  One longer one (3.40m) … Continue reading

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Still in Aruba

My dock is paid up till tomorrow, might have to extend it.  Just looked at the weather forecast (well, here that means wind forecast really): it is 20+ knots winds all the way till the weekend, maybe Sunday it will … Continue reading

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Jamaica to Aruba

Have not really written about the passage, so let me do that now (I did type some on board but I can’t transfer between my computer and the computers in the internet cafe). First of all: it took 8 days, … Continue reading

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Moving right along

Well, had a better day today.  Got started on boat work this morning, washed the deck, folded the two headsails (it is impossible to fold a big sail on deck when it is windy at sea, so ended up dumping … Continue reading

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In Aruba!

Quick update, more on the trip later. Arrived in Oranjestad yesterday morning.  After a long night of motoring for the last 37 miles (necessary after the roller furling gear jammed [the cart that goes up the rail to pull up the … Continue reading

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