Scolamanzi

Trinidad to Turkey 2012

15 April 2012 | Soper's Hole
09 April 2012 | San Juan
08 April 2012 | Ensenada Honda - Culebra
06 April 2012 | Charlotte Amalie
30 March 2012 | Hurricane Hole, St John
25 March 2012 | Francis Bay, St John USVI
18 March 2012
17 March 2012 | Bitter End Yacht Club
15 March 2012 | Spanish Town – Virgin Gorda
09 March 2012 | Virgin Gorda, BVI
09 March 2012 | Great Camanoe Island, BVI
09 March 2012 | Cane Garden Bay - Tortola, BVI
09 March 2012 | Jost van Dyke Island, BVI
09 March 2012 | Tortola, BVI
07 March 2012 | Peter Island - White Bay and Road Town,Tortola
19 February 2012 | Peaks Yacht Services, Chaguaramas, Trinidad
19 February 2012 | Trinidad

St Pierre : and Mount Pelée

24 January 2011 | Martinique
Henriette - Overcast and showers
A cute little town at the foot of Mt Pelée Volcano. On Ascension day, the 8th May 1902 - the volcano wiped out the entire town of St Pierre and the then population of 30 000 people!(except for 2 people - a man that was busy in his cellar and a prisoner!) St Pierre was then called the Paris of the Caribbean...with a great cathedral, a fantastic elaborated theatre and obvious wealth around with all the rum, sugar, cocoa and coffee exports and many multimillion dollar estates! The ruins are everywhere in town - most forming a wall in a garden or just a feature wall of a shop or house. There are now only about 3 000 inhabitants in Mt Pierre. It is amazing to see the destruction caused by the volcano! It was mainly caused by rocks and hot ash (that set fire to all the wooden buildings and forests) and not lava. The museum has an excellent exhibition and the town is now a history and art centre - with a lot of artist around with studios that form part of their shops!
A very quiet (and sad) little town that once was the Paris of the Caribbean has a history that makes it enormous in many ways!! Well worth a visit!
http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/interior/Mt_Pelee.html
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Vessel Name: Scolamanzi
Vessel Make/Model: Leopard 4600
Hailing Port: Mackay, Queensland, Australia
Crew: Johann Scholtz & Henriette Scholtz
About:
Johann is owner and skipper with wife and first mate Henriette. The two of us will take Scolamanzi in February 2012 on to the BVI, Bahamas and Bermuda - where Chriso (a crew member and friend from Australia) will join us in the ARC to take her to the Azores and Portugal. [...]
Extra: We take delivery of Scolamanzi in Cape Town during September 2010. After commissioning and provisioning departure will be end of October on leg one to Trinidad for our first season in the Caribbean. 20 February 2012 : We are now on our second leg of our voyage from Trinidad to Turkey....
Scolamanzi's Photos - Main
Our first leg of the foyage
17 Photos
Created 8 December 2010
It was one hell of an effort!! But we managed to find space for all of it!! Easy !!
6 Photos
Created 24 October 2010
Great sailing to test all the new features and sails of Scolamanzi
12 Photos
Created 24 October 2010
Additions and fine tuning on Scolamanzi with the help of John Titterton
16 Photos
Created 3 October 2010