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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05 May 2021 | Le Marin
03 May 2021 | Lamentin
03 May 2021 | Ste Anne / Le Marin
22 April 2021 | Anse a l’ Ane, Martinique
17 April 2021 | Anse Couleuvre, Martinique
16 April 2021 | St Pierre, Martinique
15 April 2021 | Fort de France
11 April 2021 | Anse a l’ Ane
09 April 2021 | Grande Anse d’ Arlet
30 March 2021 | Le Marin, Martinique
28 February 2021 | Anse d’ Arlet
31 January 2021 | Marina Etang Z’abricots, FDF, Martinique
31 January 2021 | Cape Town, SA
31 January 2021 | Karavas, Kithira, Greece
01 July 2020 | Fort de France
27 June 2020 | Le Marin, Martinique
22 June 2020 | Ste Anne, Martinique
20 June 2020 | Ste Anne
11 June 2020 | Le Marin, Martinique
07 June 2020 | Le Marin, Martinique
Recent Blog Posts
05 May 2021 | Le Marin

Ready to go!

Doesn’t look like it yet this morning, but we are leaving later today. Don’t expect much blogging in the next weeks, wish us fair winds and a safe passage!

03 May 2021 | Lamentin

Pfizer BionTech no 2

Nearly forgot the most important update from yesterday, our second shot was administered and we are supposedly protected now, but -above all- easier to travel!?

03 May 2021 | Ste Anne / Le Marin

Last preparations

Last few days between Ste Anne (where we met two Southafricans on their boats!) and Le Marin. Apprehensive, stressed, busy, not efficient enough, not too bad though, nearly ready!! Some electrical and navigation details need ironing out, shopping, picking up Dimitri, our third man (no, it’s nit cricket!) [...]

22 April 2021 | Anse a l’ Ane, Martinique

Anse a l’ Ane again

Always a nice stop over on the way North or South in Martinique, seeing our friend Mourad, enjoying our village walks, our swims, cooking nice meals on board without being far from the capital Fort de France.

17 April 2021 | Anse Couleuvre, Martinique

Anse Couleuvre

What a treat yesterday, we just sailed to Martinique's northern most anchorage, Anse Couleuvre, just 5-6 nm up the coast, dense forest, little river, good fishing, overall a great spot! Returned back to St Pierre last night, as an emergency arose for our Franconian crew, the beer stocks reached dangerously low levels! 🍺

16 April 2021 | St Pierre, Martinique

St Pierre

Been here before, in fact I climbed up the mountain on 20 March, all the way to the crater, Mont Pelee is always imposing, yesterday-for a change- with a few clouds only, the quaint town of St Pierre at its foothills, the whole thing is so reminiscent of Cape Town, sea/town/mountain!

Ready to go!

05 May 2021 | Le Marin
Michail Karamanof | Fair
Doesn’t look like it yet this morning, but we are leaving later today. Don’t expect much blogging in the next weeks, wish us fair winds and a safe passage!
Off to tick off the to do list! 😎🏴‍☠️

Pfizer BionTech no 2

03 May 2021 | Lamentin
Michail Karamanof | 28 degrees
Nearly forgot the most important update from yesterday, our second shot was administered and we are supposedly protected now, but -above all- easier to travel!?
The fire fighters again proved the most efficient, courteous bunch, big applause 👏!

Last preparations

03 May 2021 | Ste Anne / Le Marin
Michail Karamanof | Winter here, 28’C
Last few days between Ste Anne (where we met two Southafricans on their boats!) and Le Marin. Apprehensive, stressed, busy, not efficient enough, not too bad though, nearly ready!! Some electrical and navigation details need ironing out, shopping, picking up Dimitri, our third man (no, it’s nit cricket!) and off we go on Wednesday! Short stop is planned in Guadeloupe, another short stop for fueling up in St Martin and then the long jump to the Azores!
There will be no blog for nearly 3 weeks, as there is no internet, but you can follow our progress on
https://eur-share.inreach.garmin.com/tortuedemer

short emails over satellite you could send at

https://eur.explore.garmin.com/textmessage/txtmsg?extId=a73e5559-f04b-4d21-b324-71c999b8fb98&adr=michael%40rhineruhr.com

I hope to find the time to write again before eating my first clams with chorizo, meantime pray to Eolos, our wind god for suitable winds.

Anse a l’ Ane again

22 April 2021 | Anse a l’ Ane, Martinique
Michail Karamanof | Drier, pleasant
Always a nice stop over on the way North or South in Martinique, seeing our friend Mourad, enjoying our village walks, our swims, cooking nice meals on board without being far from the capital Fort de France.
Sundowner time is holy on board and new creations mix with classic cocktails in changing light as the sun disappears in the Caribbean...
Our “to do list” gets shorter by the day, we are making our way South later in the day.

Anse Couleuvre

17 April 2021 | Anse Couleuvre, Martinique
Michail Karamanof | Hot!
What a treat yesterday, we just sailed to Martinique's northern most anchorage, Anse Couleuvre, just 5-6 nm up the coast, dense forest, little river, good fishing, overall a great spot! Returned back to St Pierre last night, as an emergency arose for our Franconian crew, the beer stocks reached dangerously low levels! 🍺

St Pierre

16 April 2021 | St Pierre, Martinique
Michail Karamanof | Still hot, light breeze
Been here before, in fact I climbed up the mountain on 20 March, all the way to the crater, Mont Pelee is always imposing, yesterday-for a change- with a few clouds only, the quaint town of St Pierre at its foothills, the whole thing is so reminiscent of Cape Town, sea/town/mountain!
Anyhow, it’s not rumbling, like la Soufrierre on St Vincent currently and we are looking forward to walking the streets this morning.
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