Tortue's voyage

Tortue de Mer, in Greece and beyond!

Vessel Name: Tortue de Mer
Vessel Make/Model: Jeantot Marine, Privelege 39
Hailing Port: Sete, France
Crew: Michael Karamanof et al.
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16 January 2020 | Grande Anse d’ Arlet
15 January 2020 | Trois Islets
15 January 2020 | Trois Islets, Martinique
13 January 2020 | Fort de France, Martinique
10 January 2020 | Blue Lagoon, St Vincent
08 January 2020 | Grenada
06 January 2020 | Prickly Bay, Grenada
02 January 2020 | Charlotteville
28 December 2019 | Charlotteville, Tobago
26 December 2019 | Bridgetown, Barbados
23 December 2019 | Bridgetown, Barbados
17 December 2019 | Bridgetown
15 December 2019 | Bridgetown
15 December 2019 | Bridgetown
15 December 2019 | Bridgetown
17 November 2019 | Marina Vela Latina
17 November 2019 | Marina Vela Latina, Las Palmas
14 November 2019 | Playa de Alcaravaneras, Las Palmas
13 November 2019 | Muelle Deportivo Las Palmas
08 November 2019 | Las Palmas
Recent Blog Posts
16 January 2020 | Grande Anse d’ Arlet

Grande Anse d’ Arlet

Had a lovely short sail yesterday from Trois Islets, saw a few turtles and anchored in this magnificent bay, sweet holiday village, lots of dive shops, a marine park, some nice restaurants, couple of rum shacks, great beach, lots of marine life, as soon as we arrived, the crew announced to me, they are not in a hurry to leave...

15 January 2020 | Trois Islets

Trois Islets

Just a picture of the rather special town...

15 January 2020 | Trois Islets, Martinique

Trois Islets, Martinique

First thing we did yesterday, was to climb on the bus and go up the Morne Rouge, to visit the botanical gardens “Jardin de Balata”, stunning views and layout! Then: Enough city life, we left yesterday afternoon and anchored across the bay at Trois Islets, lovely, idyllic little town. It is still blowing, forecast said until tonight...

13 January 2020 | Fort de France, Martinique

Fort de France

A rough ride it was on Saturday, when we left the Blue Lagoon marina and (motor)sailed through horrid NE winds to Martinique’s capital, losing our anchor in the process! As Bussi went to the front to drop our new (bought it in Las Palmas) Delta generic I was so proud of, he reported it missing... simply [...]

10 January 2020 | Blue Lagoon, St Vincent

Cariacou, Bequia, St Vincent

Can’t keep up as I had no internet in the last days... yes, we left Prickly Bay anchorage on Wednesday and overnighted on Cariacou’s Tyrell Bay, where we arrived in the dark. The wind is pounding us from the Northeast, so it’s slow progress, and wet! Left Cariacou early yesterday and arrived, at dark again, in Admiralty Bay on Bequia island, which belongs to ST Vincent and the Grenadines. Today’s passage was exhilarating, after some anchor problems (resurfacing since September) we decided to pick up a mooring in a ...marina, for the first time since 18.11, a new feeling! We are at Blue Lagoon marina, where we had to clear in...for one night!

08 January 2020 | Grenada

Prickly Bay 02

The spice island! We took a bus and travelled inland yesterday, beautiful scenery, verdant mountains, volcanic lake at the top, monkeys, nice food, friendly people! We are setting off for Martinique today, some strong winds are forecast, planning a couple of overnight stops on the way. 120nm to go approximately...

Grande Anse d’ Arlet

16 January 2020 | Grande Anse d’ Arlet
Michail Karamanof | Light breeze, sunny
Had a lovely short sail yesterday from Trois Islets, saw a few turtles and anchored in this magnificent bay, sweet holiday village, lots of dive shops, a marine park, some nice restaurants, couple of rum shacks, great beach, lots of marine life, as soon as we arrived, the crew announced to me, they are not in a hurry to leave...

Trois Islets

15 January 2020 | Trois Islets
Michail Karamanof | Breezy
Just a picture of the rather special town...

Trois Islets, Martinique

15 January 2020 | Trois Islets, Martinique
Michail Karamanof | Fresh breeze
First thing we did yesterday, was to climb on the bus and go up the Morne Rouge, to visit the botanical gardens “Jardin de Balata”, stunning views and layout! Then: Enough city life, we left yesterday afternoon and anchored across the bay at Trois Islets, lovely, idyllic little town. It is still blowing, forecast said until tonight...

Fort de France

13 January 2020 | Fort de France, Martinique
Michail Karamanof | Tropical showers
A rough ride it was on Saturday, when we left the Blue Lagoon marina and (motor)sailed through horrid NE winds to Martinique’s capital, losing our anchor in the process! As Bussi went to the front to drop our new (bought it in Las Palmas) Delta generic I was so proud of, he reported it missing... simply broken off the shackle! So we had to revert to our old trusted Danforth! The biggest highlight of the trip was however, I had a marlin on the hook!!!! A magnificent specimen, at least 1.5m long, saw it jumping high against the setting sun, as it cut off our wire trace! Have to invest in heavier tackle, although, what would I do with a 100kg fish at the boat? How to even lift it out the water? Unforgettable picture in my mind though!
We settled in the Fort Louis urban anchorage meantime, had a heavy party with our German/Mexican friends, celebrating-amongst others- the arrival of Thomas, my companion for the next six months or so! Not in the habit of posting many faces, but this was a good one, and the hangovers proved it this morning!

Cariacou, Bequia, St Vincent

10 January 2020 | Blue Lagoon, St Vincent
Michail Karamanof | Fresh NE wind
Can’t keep up as I had no internet in the last days... yes, we left Prickly Bay anchorage on Wednesday and overnighted on Cariacou’s Tyrell Bay, where we arrived in the dark. The wind is pounding us from the Northeast, so it’s slow progress, and wet! Left Cariacou early yesterday and arrived, at dark again, in Admiralty Bay on Bequia island, which belongs to ST Vincent and the Grenadines. Today’s passage was exhilarating, after some anchor problems (resurfacing since September) we decided to pick up a mooring in a ...marina, for the first time since 18.11, a new feeling! We are at Blue Lagoon marina, where we had to clear in...for one night!

Prickly Bay 02

08 January 2020 | Grenada
Michail Karamanof | Fair, fresh breeze
The spice island! We took a bus and travelled inland yesterday, beautiful scenery, verdant mountains, volcanic lake at the top, monkeys, nice food, friendly people! We are setting off for Martinique today, some strong winds are forecast, planning a couple of overnight stops on the way. 120nm to go approximately...
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