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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19 February 2020 | Fort de France
17 February 2020 | Rupert’s Bay, Dominica
16 February 2020 | Anse Pain de Sucre
14 February 2020 | Anse Pain de Sucre
10 February 2020 | Dominica
09 February 2020 | Rupert’ Bay, Dominica
07 February 2020 | Portsmouth, Dominica
05 February 2020 | Le Marin, Martinique
01 February 2020 | Grande Anse d’ Arlet
21 January 2020 | Grande Anse d’ Arlet
21 January 2020 | Le Marin, Martinique
21 January 2020 | Le Marin, Martinique
18 January 2020 | At Anne, Martinique
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
Recent Blog Posts
19 February 2020 | Fort de France

Back in Fort de France

It feels like home, arriving back here after 5 weeks! Lovely day’s sailing, left Portsmouth with the first light at 6 and dropped anchor here at 1830! No fish unfortunately, but we are patient, something will like our lure eventually!

17 February 2020 | Rupert’s Bay, Dominica

Back in Dominica just for the night

A rough motor sail sees us back in Portsmouth, Dominica for the night. A long beam reach tomorrow to Martinique, early start!

16 February 2020 | Anse Pain de Sucre

Terre de Haut, Les Saintes

It’s been so nice and busy in Anse Pain de Sucre, we haven’t moved! Did some diving, spearfishing, studying for my Divemaster exam, hardly time to cook! It’s also carnival time here, highly celebrated all over the Caribbean, big procession yesterday! Today though, we have a treat, after a few small [...]

14 February 2020 | Anse Pain de Sucre

Valentines Day in Guadeloupe

Our 20nm passage on Wednesday to Iles des Saintes was a dream, despite being overtaken by a Leopard catamaran! With the wind peaking at 25 knots we did it with a double reef on both main and Genoa, averaging 6kn. Anse de Bourg on Terre de Haut was a bit overcrowded, so we opted for Anse Grawen, where we spent a peaceful, albeit rolly night. Yesterday we picked up a mooring in Anse du Pain de Sucre and walked into Bourg (2km), did the formalities, then spent a nice evening binge-watching 4 episodes of “Pillars of the World”. Diving and sight-seeing for the next days until we sail South again on 17 February, to Martinique, to pick up Leo and Miche’le!

10 February 2020 | Dominica

Wild Dominica

We hired a car today and went halfway up the Diablotin mountain, did the Syndicate rainforest trail and then went to the Syndicate falls, beautiful! We then drove further South to the Trafalgar falls, Dominica has lots of water due the rainfall caused by its high mountains, the beautiful, high gomiers and other high trees still haven’t completely recovered from hurricane Maria in 2017. The capital Roseau is sweet in parts, some nice colonial buildings mixed with some ugly, contemporary boxes, lively, however considering Dominica has lost nearly half its population after Maria, the scars and desperation to restore the island are obvious!

09 February 2020 | Rupert’ Bay, Dominica

Rupert’s Bay cont.

Cruising routine

Back in Fort de France

19 February 2020 | Fort de France
Michail Karamanof | Drizzle
It feels like home, arriving back here after 5 weeks! Lovely day’s sailing, left Portsmouth with the first light at 6 and dropped anchor here at 1830! No fish unfortunately, but we are patient, something will like our lure eventually!
Busy day coming up, as Michele and Leo arrive later.

Back in Dominica just for the night

17 February 2020 | Rupert’s Bay, Dominica
Michail Karamanof | Full of changes
A rough motor sail sees us back in Portsmouth, Dominica for the night. A long beam reach tomorrow to Martinique, early start!
Crayfish salad for dinner and an episode of Westworld before we go to bed!

Terre de Haut, Les Saintes

16 February 2020 | Anse Pain de Sucre
Michail Karamanof | Gusty, mixed
It’s been so nice and busy in Anse Pain de Sucre, we haven’t moved! Did some diving, spearfishing, studying for my Divemaster exam, hardly time to cook! It’s also carnival time here, highly celebrated all over the Caribbean, big procession yesterday! Today though, we have a treat, after a few small groupers, today we have crayfish at last!
Tomorrow we start moving South again, will pick up Miche’le and Leo in Martinique on 19 February, looking forward, missed the domestic comms recently! 🤣

Valentines Day in Guadeloupe

14 February 2020 | Anse Pain de Sucre
Michail Karamanof | Breezy, occasional downpours
Our 20nm passage on Wednesday to Iles des Saintes was a dream, despite being overtaken by a Leopard catamaran! With the wind peaking at 25 knots we did it with a double reef on both main and Genoa, averaging 6kn. Anse de Bourg on Terre de Haut was a bit overcrowded, so we opted for Anse Grawen, where we spent a peaceful, albeit rolly night. Yesterday we picked up a mooring in Anse du Pain de Sucre and walked into Bourg (2km), did the formalities, then spent a nice evening binge-watching 4 episodes of “Pillars of the World”. Diving and sight-seeing for the next days until we sail South again on 17 February, to Martinique, to pick up Leo and Miche’le!

Wild Dominica

10 February 2020 | Dominica
Michail Karamanof | Mixed
We hired a car today and went halfway up the Diablotin mountain, did the Syndicate rainforest trail and then went to the Syndicate falls, beautiful! We then drove further South to the Trafalgar falls, Dominica has lots of water due the rainfall caused by its high mountains, the beautiful, high gomiers and other high trees still haven’t completely recovered from hurricane Maria in 2017. The capital Roseau is sweet in parts, some nice colonial buildings mixed with some ugly, contemporary boxes, lively, however considering Dominica has lost nearly half its population after Maria, the scars and desperation to restore the island are obvious!

Rupert’s Bay cont.

09 February 2020 | Rupert’ Bay, Dominica
Michail Karamanof | Breezy, squalls
Cruising routine
Breakfast on board, two lovely dives in Shark’s Mouth reef and Douglas Bay Point, saw big barracuda stalking us, lots of rain in short it longer bursts, Thomas cooked his special pasta dish, which we devoured before a well-deserved siesta. Sundowners at C&D bar and restaurant, 150m dinghy ride away, then movie night! Watched “Once upon a time in Hollywood” over the 4th rum of the day, a neat Clement from Martinique, finally retreating to our cabins for a good night sleep, rarely interrupted by the odd squall! Check our view to the boat yesterday!
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