Barracuda's Blog

The adventures of Kate and Graham and our OVNI 395.

23 January 2018 | Pointe a Pitre Marina, Guadeloupe
21 January 2018 | Ilet a Cabrit, Guadeloupe, France
20 January 2018 | Isles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, France
19 January 2018 | Isles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, France
18 January 2018 | Isles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, France
18 January 2018
17 January 2018 | Isles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, France
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

Happy New Year

01 January 2018 | Petit Anse D’Arlet, Martinique
Happy New Year to all! Celebrations on Barracuda were relatively quiet. We enjoyed the most beautiful sunset looking west over the Caribbean Sea (as you do). As the sun set on 2017 we reflected on a year that we hope was well and purposefully lived, and we also look forward to what 2018 may bring.

The first thing we are hoping for in 2018 is that the customs people are not reading this too closely, as we have yet to check in to Martinique. It seems to be a fairly relaxed system: in this tiny village, there is a special terminal at the Cyber-Café, and you turn up and log yourself into the country. We went ashore to try, but the office (and everything else, including the police station) was Ferme for the New Year holiday so we will try again tomorrow.

We also moved the boat up to anchor just off the village. It is a fine wee spot, steep green hills with brightly coloured houses and palm trees, full of French people here for their Xmas and New Year holidays. You would think you were in the south of France; holiday-makers roaming the streets in swimwear, children splashing in the sea. Turtles just off the boat, too. We went snorkelling on the reef at the north of the bay – excellent, with lots to see - and then enjoyed a swim on the beach with the holiday-makers. It feels like we are actually on holiday (which as we all know sailing ones’ yacht in the Caribbean is not)!
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Vessel Name: Barracuda
Vessel Make/Model: OVNI 395
Crew: Graham and Kate
About: Learning as we go....
Extra: Look to this day for it is life...
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