Monthly Archives: April 2013
We spent the next 5 days provisioning and getting Charm Offensive and her crew, Nick Cowdrill and Damian Ryan ready to cross the Pacific Ocean. With 6 weeks’ worth of food, 750 litres of water, 360 litres of diesel and … Continue reading
We had 7 people onboard and the excitement was high as we were about to cross through the famous Panama Canal. Our first lock was Gatun lock, Charm Offensive was raised 85ft through three lock systems to the Alligator infested … Continue reading
In colon we stayed at a Marina called Shelter Bay opposite the actual city and only ventured into the main town once to be bombarded with undesirable people. Here we fareweled our backpackers and sadly Javier who had spent the … Continue reading
What is the latest Irish invention? potatoes, Javier the baby killer and what an amazing place were just some of the conversations we had whilst in the San Blas. The Irish backpackers, Naomi and Colum were excellent; we had fun … Continue reading
Crocodile, Turtle, history, beautiful women, and the dentist were just some of the components that made our Colombian experience so memorable. Javier got all excited about the price of the dentist and went on a motorbike ride for 2hrs to … Continue reading
We had a quick stop in Jamaica, mainly to fill the water and Diesel tanks before heading towards Cartagena, Colombia.
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.