Tag Archives: Travel Documentary

Sint Maarten/Saint Martin

The commercial hub of the northeast Caribbean is the unusual divided island of Saint Martin. 60% is an overseas Department of France, and the reminder is a country under the Dutch Crown, and called “Sint Maarten”. Similar in status to … Continue reading

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Clearing Out of the USA.

Important: All the procedures described in here are valid for USA flagged boats, with all crew members holding US passports. Other situations might very well have different requirements. Most countries in the world keep track of who crosses their borders, … Continue reading

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The Strangest of Stars

Karen is really good at spotting them during her night watches. What looks like a very bright star to a casual glance, until you notice it “twinkles” in a strange way. Then you get the binoculars and you can see … Continue reading

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In–and Out–of San Salvador

San Salvador is generally considered to be the island where Columbus first landed in the New World, although there is a never ending dispute about it. It rises with sheer walls out of the deep ocean, the dropoff to water … Continue reading

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Enough of this Goofing Off…

Time to get to work. The next destination for us is a place we have been before, the island of Culibra. Politically, it is part of Puerto Rico (and hence, the USA), geographically it is one of the “Spanish Virgin … Continue reading

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The Mighty Conch

If there is one food that comes close to defining the Bahamian cuisine in the mind of most travelers, it it the Queen conch. Conch fritters, “Cracked” (i.e., fried) conch, Conch bisque, Conch salad. The conch is a very large … Continue reading

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Lucky? or Good?

Yesterday morning we left Bimini and started sailing in conditions that really could only be called “idyllic.” Winds were light, but more than enough to keep the boat moving at 5 knots. Sunny. Calm seas. Perfect temperatures. Pretty much reminding … Continue reading

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The Island in the Stream

We are now fully, and officially, out cruising again. We checked into the Alicetown on Bimini, Bahamas yesterday, uneventfully. We now have a 90 day cruising permit for the country of the Bahamas, and are working on more specific plans … Continue reading

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The Paper Chase

The Bahamas has instituted a relatively new online check-in procedure. You enter all the data they need, make payments, pretty much everything except get the final approval stamps which we still have to do in person. After we got the … Continue reading

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Product Review: Fujinon TechnoStabi TSX1440 Binoculars

Let’s get right to the heart of the matter: If you are looking for a Christmas present for your favorite sailor, or just to gift to give to your boat: Fujinon TSX1440 binoculars are awesome. They are good for ALMOST … Continue reading

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