Christian Allaire's Sailing Life


30 December 2010 | San Francisco Bay Area
28 April 2010 | Naples Florida
08 January 2010 | Naples Florida
10 November 2009 | St Thomas USVI
25 October 2009 | Grenada
18 September 2009
01 July 2009 | St Davids, South Coast of Grenada
16 May 2009
12 May 2009
06 May 2009 | Bequia
29 April 2009 | Bequia
22 April 2009 | Bequia
17 April 2009
12 April 2009 | Marigot Bay St Lucia
10 April 2009 | Rodney Bay St Lucia
03 April 2009 | Rodney Bay St Lucia
02 April 2009 | Rodney Bay St Lucia

My Latest Hang Out

01 March 2009 | St Martin Leeward Islands of the Caribbean
Capt Chris
Check out this cool little beach bar down by the airport. One of the wonderful side benefits of my running habit is that I get out and about to areas one normally wouldn't just saunder into. Of course this can work both ways, but in this instance it lead me right to one of the cooler places I have discovered. It really goes against the grain as this beach bar abuts the airport. I wasn't able to get a photo, but just picture a 747 landing gear scraping the tops of the trees and you'll get a feel for said proximity. Why would a bar thrive in such an area? I have no idea and I would never have found it except I'm always looking for roads that are flat with minimum traffic for safety sake. So on one of my runs, I was in a mini shanty town when I discovered this thriving Danish community. The place was packed, they severe excellent food and beverage and provide chairs and tables. In fact you may have noticed that the bar is actually an old broken down bus. Furthermore they have wifi! If you look closely to the right you can see the little yellow structure that is the home to the young Danish folks who own the establishment. I like it!

So as you can see, I have not left St Martin yet. My weather window changed slightly. The weather was pretty good for a run south, but the wind came around just south of east. This likely would have meant more motor sailing at least for a portion of the trip. I would have taken the opportunity, but it looks like waiting 5 or 6 days is the better choice. Seems a cold front will penetrate very far south and bring the wind right around to the north east. Beautiful. I just hoping we can keep the wind near 15 knots so I don't have to ride a bucking bronco south. So at this moment, I'm planning on leaving Thursday morning bound for Guadeloupe.

Capt Chris
Vessel Name: Christa
Vessel Make/Model: 1975 Westsail 32
Hailing Port: San Francisco
Crew: Christian Allaire
About: Single Handed Sailor
I left Newport Rhode Island in September of 2007 aboard Christa, my Westsail32 bound for the worlds oceans. I spent the months of Sep-Dec 2007 sailing down the US east coast. In December of 2007 I made the jump to the Bahamas. February 2008 found me in Luperon Dominican Republic. After [...]
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