Barracuda's Blog

The adventures of Kate and Graham and our OVNI 395.

14 January 2018 | Portsmouth, Dominica
13 January 2018 | Portsmouth, Dominica
12 January 2018 | Portsmouth, Dominica
11 January 2018 | Portsmouth, Prince Rupert Bay, Dominica
09 January 2018 | Portsmouth, Dominica
07 January 2018 | St Pierre, Martinique
06 January 2018 | Saint Pierre, Martinique
05 January 2018 | Anse Mitan, Martinique
03 January 2018
02 January 2018 | Grand Anse D’Arlet, Martinique
01 January 2018 | Petit Anse D’Arlet, Martinique
31 December 2017
31 December 2017 | Petit Anse D’Arlet, Martinique
30 December 2017 | Rodney Bay Marina, St Lucia
28 December 2017 | Rodney Bay Marina, St Lucia
27 December 2017 | Rodney Bay Marina, St Lucia
26 December 2017 | Approaching St Lucia
25 December 2017 | Bequia, SVG
24 December 2017 | Bequia, SVG
23 December 2017 | Chatham Bay, Union Island, SVG

Beating North on Boxing Day

26 December 2017 | Approaching St Lucia
A proper Caribbean Christmas was had on Barracuda. We had anchored off Princess Margaret’s Beach in Admiralty Bay on Bequia, where the holding was really good (and necessary given the howling wind and squalls that kept coming through. Just like Argyll, really.). The day started with Angus Alexander, the lobster salesman (arranged through Didi Patricia), coming by in his rib with a couple of great big live lobsters, which would form the mainstay of our Christmas dinner. Following our first swim of the day we cooked the boys. Biggest challenge was the size of our pan: note to self – get a bigger pan or buy smaller lobsters. Then after a bacon and egg breakfast it was off to the beach for our second swim of the day. We invited Doug from S/Y Passpartout (an ARC boat) over to join us for Christmas dinner as he was on his own for Christmas. The ladies prepared a very fine Christmas dinner (‘parma’ ham and melon, lobsters, sweet potatoes and salad, and mincemeat pancakes with mango) all washed down in the usual way. Secret Santa arrived and we discovered who’d been naughty and who’d been nice.

This morning was a bit of a slow but early start as we started the beat back up to St Lucia. Steve and Bibi will leave us in St Lucia so we want to get up with a day in hand. We managed to get checked out from Bequia yesterday, which saved us time today on departure (you get 24 hours grace once the paper work is done). But for now it’s a long hard beat up the St Vincent channel.
Vessel Name: Barracuda
Vessel Make/Model: OVNI 395
Hailing Port: Argyll
Crew: Graham and Kate
About: Learning as we go....
Extra: Look to this day for it is life...
Barracuda's Photos - Main
81 Photos
Created 30 April 2016
60 Photos
Created 16 September 2015
a pre-retirement holiday
19 Photos
Created 21 June 2015
some shots from our lovely trip around the Aegean with Ailie
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Created 16 January 2015
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Created 19 July 2014
2 great weeks with Steve and Bibi Rainey.
11 Photos
Created 18 July 2014
A long weekend with Catherine and David.
4 Photos
Created 18 July 2014
4 Photos
Created 18 July 2014
14 Photos
Created 18 July 2014
Barracuda, K & G head south to a new home.
14 Photos
Created 18 July 2014
Barracuda does the Western Isles of Scotland.
12 Photos
Created 18 July 2014
Kate and Graham Chillin'
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Created 18 July 2014

The Happy Crew

Who: Graham and Kate
Port: Argyll