Frisky Cruising Adventures

Sailing our new Maverick catamaran from Cape Town South Africa to the US East Coast

14 July 2018 | Kennebunkport ME
09 July 2018 | Massachusetts
06 July 2018 | Boston
30 June 2018 | Massachusetts
22 June 2018 | Fall River Massachusetts
20 June 2018 | Narragansett Bay
08 June 2018 | Connectictu
31 May 2018 | New York City
29 May 2018 | New York City
12 May 2018 | Gulf Stream North
08 May 2018 | Florida
07 May 2018 | East Coast USA
06 May 2018 | Bahamas
30 April 2018 | Nassau Bahamas
25 April 2018 | Bahamas
23 April 2018 | Exuma Land and Sea Park

Caribbean Deja Vu

15 November 2017 | Caribbean
We had cruised the Caribbean in our prior boat, “Purrrfect”, before and after both Atlantic crossings. So this time, we planned to go quickly. However, our stop in Trinidad got us accustomed to “island time” and we slowed down enough to stop and enjoy some of our favorite places. We also visited one island which was new to us (See blog on Saba).
Our Caribbean itinerary included:
Trinidad – where we made landfall after the 6000 Atlantic Ocean southern crossing from Cape Town
Grenada – snorkeled over the underwater sculpture garden (several new sculptures since our last visit)
Carriacou – Enjoyed dinner ashore at Paradise Beach…same great little restaurant as last time
Bequia – One of our favorite islands – walked to beach and had lobster dinner ashore
St Lucia – Picked up a mooring at the famous Pitons, visited the town of Soufriere, took taxi tour to warm waterfall and the rainforest; Stopped for two nights at Marigot Bay, one of our favorites, where we splurged and stayed at the Capella Marina. HAD THANKSGIVING DINNER AT THE CAPELLA HOTEL and even had two boxes of left-overs of turkey with trimmings to enjoy back on the boat.
Iles des Saintes – Another one of our favorites. Little French islands south of Guadeloupe. Small French town. Rented scooter, visited museum in Fort Napoleon, stocked up wine at reasonable prices, ate bagettes for 3 meals in a row, and bought croissants for breakfast on passage. (See Linda at view point)
Guadeloupe – northern town of Deshais where we anchored, went ashore and enjoyed our last French meal.
Saba – new island to us (see blog posting about this unique little island)
All in all, a whirlwind tour of the Caribbean. Hurricane damage? We didn’t visit the islands hardest hit like St Martin, St Barts, and Dominica, mostly because of our limited time and because we had enjoyed these islands on prior voyages. However because most of the Caribbean Islands depend on tourism, it is essential for tourist to return to help the islands recover.
For the islands we did visit that had some hurricane damage, much of the clean up had been done, except for lots of rubbish of unrooted trees and branches. Several islands, like Iles des Sainte and Saba, had many new red roofs.
In the US Virgin Islands and in Puerto Rico, we saw many places where boats had been pushed ashore.
Vessel Name: Frisky
Vessel Make/Model: Maverick 400 Catamaran
Hailing Port: Ventura California
Extra: Sailing our NEW Maverick catamaran from Cape Town South Africa across the southern Atlantic, crossing the equator into the Caribbean and the East Coast USA
Frisky's Photos - Main
Island 1200 miles from west coast of Africa. Stop en route across southern Atlantic Ocean
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Created 10 November 2017
Crossing the southern Atlantic Ocean from Cape Town South Africa to Trinidad in the Caribbean with new catamaran, Frisky. 6000 miles
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Created 10 November 2017
Racing round St Lucia and Heineken Regatta in St Martin
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Created 14 March 2015
From Canary Islands to Cape Verde to St Lucia
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Created 28 January 2015
Mindelo marina and island tour Nov 2014
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Created 28 January 2015
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Created 28 January 2015
Photos from Dec 2014 through spring 2015
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Created 28 January 2015
Inland Turkey with amazing rock formations
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Created 8 September 2013
Mosques, churches, palaces and forts
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Created 8 September 2013
Resort on Sicily Italy
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Created 22 July 2013
Ancient city ruins
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Created 22 July 2013
Monastery and Windmills on Patmos Island
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Created 22 July 2013
Anchorages and harbors in Turkey
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Created 22 July 2013
Ancient ruins at Ephesus
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Created 22 July 2013
Sites in Malta
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Created 23 May 2013
Sites in Tunisia and Boat Yard
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Created 23 May 2013