Author Archives: Capt'n Nick
After 6 hours of clearing customs we were finally allowed onto the hurricane ravished cement dock and had cleared a private vessel into Cuba. To me this was quite a fulfilling feeling as I can’t imagine many people my age … Continue reading
We left Puerto Rico at 6pm and after our jail time and expenses we were slightly jaded by the American System. After 3 hours of sailing we were almost 10 miles off the coast of Puerto Rico before a speedboat … Continue reading
We had a nice sail from St Martin, with the jib poled out, main out and preventer on. Chris a less seasoned sailor took us pretty close to a fishing boat and woke Nick C up to ask are we … Continue reading
2 nights were spent at Simpson bay in St Martin getting ready for our 2 day passage to Puerto Rico; we purchased a bbq, explored parts of the island and then set sail for Puerto Rico.
We moored Charm Offensive at a beautiful bay on the North Western tip of the island St Bart. Javier and Chris grabbed the spear guns and went hunting for dinner. Within 30 minutes they had 4 fish and a big … Continue reading
Australia Day! We celebrated Australia in true Australian style with beach cricket, beers, a bbq, Aussiemite, cork hats, Australian singlet shirts and some swimming. Antigua appears to be the super yacht hub of the Caribbean; we saw more super yachts … Continue reading
Prince Rupert bay is a beautifully protected bay on the North western side of Dominica; we anchored here, found some ducting for the air conditioner, gained another crew member, went to a reggae party, and almost lost Nick Cowdrill in … Continue reading
We dropped anchor at St Anne Bay Martinique which is on the south side of the island, a beautiful bay with crystal clear water about 5 metres deep. Here we had a quiet night and had a short walk around … Continue reading
We will now be transiting a bit earlier. Our pilot is meant to arrive at 3:30pm so by the time we get to the first lock it will be between 4 and 5pm Panama time.