08-Jan-2008, Antigua (posted from Les Saintes/Guadeloupe)
Some video footage from about 10 days ago at Shirley Heights/Antigua where Nicky, Beth and Pearl were dancing to the steel drum music:
Vive la France!Markus
03-Jan-2008, Deshaies, Guadeloupe
Our Caribbean cruising has officially started today, with a day sail to France - more exactly, to one of its overseas territories, namely Guadeloupe. After a very nice 43 nm sail from English Harbour/Antigua we arrived at Deshaies at 1700 local today where we are now at anchor. We had spent New Years Eve aboard Seabright, moored just outside Jolly Harbour/Antigua. New Years Day was then spent at a beach BBQ with the crews from Hakuna Matata, Heidenskip, and Seabright before we sailed to English Harbour on the southern coast of Antigua on 02JAN. We anchored there just for one night, mainly to pick up a part for our windvane selfsteering we had made at a welding shop there. We cleared out of Antigua last night and then finally left this morning, heading south. We very much enjoyed our time on Antigua but are now also looking forward to making our way south towards Grenada. Stay tuned...
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year / Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes Neues!NaMaNi
A (belated) merry Christmas, happy holidays and all the best for 2008 to family, friends and readers! We had a very nice week with Nana's family who had visited over Christmas and left this morning. Now we plan a few days at anchor around Antigua before heading south towards Guadeloupe. Stay tuned...
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