Yacht Wishing For The Moon

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Vessel Name: Whimbrel
Vessel Make/Model: Discovery Bluewater 50 catamaran
Hailing Port: Guernsey
Home Page: www.sailsunsea.com
27 January 2021
02 May 2020 | Isola D'Elba, Italy
06 April 2019
26 January 2019 | Carlisle Bay
07 January 2019 | Jolly Harbour
11 December 2018 | Jolly Harbour
08 December 2018 | Jolly Harbour
07 December 2018 | Anchored Freemans Bay English Harbour
06 December 2018 | Anchored off OJ's Crab Hill Bay
05 December 2018 | Jolly Harbour Antigua
04 December 2018 | 88.8 NM East of Antigua
03 December 2018 | 260 NM East of Antigua
02 December 2018 | 423 NM East of Antigua
01 December 2018 | 580 NM East of Antigua
30 November 2018 | 893 NM East of Antigua
29 November 2018 | 740 NM East of Antigua
28 November 2018 | 1070 NM East of Antigua
27 November 2018 | 1232 NM East of Antigua
26 November 2018 | 1376 NM East of Antigua
Recent Blog Posts
27 January 2021

Summer 2021 plans

Wishing For The Moon is now back in shape with a new engine, new watermaker, and better plumbing. Now in Isola D'Elba Italy.

02 May 2020 | Isola D'Elba, Italy

Wishing For The Moon

Now on shore on the island of Elba for last couple of years, and works going on October 2019 up to March 23 with engine replacement, plumbing, hull works etc, but locked out due to the virus thing here in Italy, and new engine blocked in the UK still.

06 April 2019

The Futur Plan for Whimbrel

We are free for charters around Antigua between 20th April and 5th May, which is the period of Antigua Race Week 27th April to 3rd May.

06 April 2019

Cruising around Antigua

We start out from Jolly Harbour half way up the West coast.

26 January 2019 | Carlisle Bay

Guadaloupe Circuit

After checking out in English Harbour following a nights stay, and watching an Atlantic crossing rowing boat with 5 men on board arrive around midnight, we sail down to Deshais bay.

07 January 2019 | Jolly Harbour

Christmas Cruise

Cathleen aboard 14th Dec, and guests arrive 22nd. We sail south out of Jolly Hr, anchor off a beach for the night, then visit Cades Reef for snorkelling and spend the next night anchored off Carlisle Bay, near English Harbour.

Guadaloupe Circuit

26 January 2019 | Carlisle Bay
Len, Fine
After checking out in English Harbour following a nights stay, and watching an Atlantic crossing rowing boat with 5 men on board arrive around midnight, we sail down to Deshais bay.

Quite a busy anchorage but we find a spot near the little fishing harbour, and check in on the simple customs computer located in a store in the main street.

Then we sail south to Pigeon Island and anchor. But a local informs us no anchoring so we move to the main shore. We dinghy over to the island for snorkelling.

Next we sail south to Isle de Saintes. A pleasant spot with nice village and a slection of bays with beaches.

Next we motor into the easterly wind to Marie Galante Island and anchor off Saint Louis village. A pleasant anchorage with nice beaches. The town is a bit old, but there are some restaurants.

Then a good sail up to St. Francoise where we take a berth in the marina, and fill the water tanks and stock up etc. Very pleasant town with an interesting local produce market,

One curiosity was a large amount of Sargasso weed coming in from the Atlantic. It seems the weed is increasing perhaps due to warming, or fertilizer pollution or something?? This is becoming an increasing issue.

Then we check out, and sail up to the north of Guadaloupe to the village of Port Louis which rests just inside the Grande Coul-de-sac Marin. A nice moderately protected anchorage with a village and some restaurants etc., and a harbour able to accomodate a few yachts.

Our next intention was to explore the area behind the reefs and visit St Rose, but a northerly swell started coming in so we altered course and sailed up to Falmouth on Antigua and picked up a buoy for the night.

Now we are enjoying the pleasant anchorage in Carlisle bay and had a pleasant meal ashore in the little restaurant on the east side of the bay.
Whimbrel's Photos - Main
Images from our 2013 crossing from Gran Canaria to Bequia via Cape Verde Islands
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Created 21 December 2013