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quick up-date
02/11/2010, Guadeloupe

For any curious readers we have very limited access to internet so more to come :-) ......soon

Jan25 - May5th 2010
02/11/2010 | A- MONSTER
WHUT?! I GOTS TO GIT ME SOME OTHER BED-TIME READING!
02/11/2010 | ni-yazzz
I can't sleep without my bedtime stories...
Jill is cleaning the floor again ????
Georg
02/11/2010, Anse a la Barque, Guadeloupe, FR

it was movie night .. Jill selected Dream Catcher .... Shorty after starting the movie I was watching by myself- to scary for Betts so she went outside on deck.. Jill at one point started cleaning the floor and 'complaining' about the dusty floor in the boat­ (Anybody who knows Jill knows this would not be considered unusual) Then again later in the Movie she started again cleaning the floor ... At this point, I might raised my eyebrows a bit .. but still this was not considered 'too' unusual in my book .... .. I really liked the movie :-) Towards the end of the movie Jill AGAIN started cleaning the floors ??????.. Now that started to look a bit suspicious .. But I needed to finish the Movie! I really liked the movie ! .. At the end we turned the light on and Jill put some of my cruising books on the table with a comment about how dusty they where .. Now when I touched them I knew something was not right ..THEY WHERE COVERED IN FINE DUST (For those of you that have been to the desert- that's the kind of stuff we are talking about = it will NOW stay with the boat FOREVER.
Turns out Montserrat dropped a dust cloud just above our Anchorage :-( :-(
- see picture of the boat in the morning
NOT A HAPPY DAY:-( :-( :-( :-(:-( :-(:-( :-(
But it sure makes for a good story :-)

Jan25 - May5th 2010
02/15/2010 | Kalin Lee
!!! You just thought Jill was being OCD !!! What a surprise to found out she had a good reason!
Snorkeling around Pigeon island...
Georg
02/11/2010, Pigeon Island, Guadeloupe, FR

We 'wasted' most of the day catching up on e-mail .. (not the blog as my computer should stay on the boat) After we had lunch and got back on the boat we decided to go back to Pigeon island across the bay for some more snorkeling (you have to try to stay in shape ..) Jill 'made' me snorkel all the way around BOTH islands ... Probably + 1 Nm ... By the time we were back on the boat it was too late to get to [Basse Terre] but we made it to [Anse a la Barque] Anchoring seemed difficult as the Anchor didn't set 100% in 5-7m of muddy water ( must be a hard bottom) Tomorrow we are supposed to getup early and 'sail' to Iles the Saintes an Island group about 12Nm miles south of Guadeloupe (still French Territory) Winds are predicted 10-15knots for tomorrow ...but we will be protected most of the time by the island of Guadeloupe.... Probably lots of Motor Sailing :-(

Jan25 - May5th 2010
Snorkeling at Cousteau Underwater Park
Georg
02/10/2010, Pigeon Island, Guadeloupe, FR

What Snorkeling spot indeed.. We had some initial issues grabbing the buoy ­ ending up in me having to jump after the hook because of some miss communication between crew and skipper :-) ....(the buoys are on a super short rope= if you don't get it dead on you won't be able to pull it up ..)


Jan25 - May5th 2010
02/12/2010 | u r # 1

what r u talking about captain?? I did fine and coulda done it on my own , ya know what I mean..... ;-) yes
02/12/2010 | #1
someone was kinda slow and in my way.....
Snorkeling at Cousteau Underwater Park
Georg
02/10/2010, Pigeon Island, Guadeloupe, FR

What Snorkeling spot indeed.. We had some initial issues grabbing the buoy ­ ending up in me having to jump after the hook because of some miss communication between crew and skipper :-) ....(the buoys are on a super short rope= if you don't get it dead on you won't be able to pull it up ..)

Jan25 - May5th 2010
Sailing all day long.....
Georg
02/09/2010, Deshaies, Guadeloupe, FR

We left Carlies Bay about 2 Hours later then expected short after 7AM (.... the crew finally got some sleep in the morning....) Sailed all day with 12-18 Knots coming as predicted mostly from E-NE... it got a bit rougher at the end as the wind picked up around Guadeloupe with some good swells hitting us broad side. To easy things, we put a reef in for the last 6-8 NM (we needed to practice reefing with the crew anyway) Arrived earlier then expected around 2PM, but we clocked some unexpected 7-8 Knots SOG for a at least a few hours :-)


Jan25 - May5th 2010

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