Dodging a hurricane and hiking in Grenada’s rainforest

Our time in Carriacou and Grenada slowly comes to an end. In Carriacou we have experienced our first hurricane, named Elsa, which center hit further north and only brought us heavy rain showers and wind shifts. Carefully monitoring the weather forecasts we decided together with other sailors to sit it out at anchor in TyrellContinue reading “Dodging a hurricane and hiking in Grenada’s rainforest”

Why do we seek adventure?

Why exactly did we go on this adventure without really knowing what it will be like, if we even like it, and how long it will last? Interestingly, we’ve never been asked this question by other sailors; probably because we usually immediately bond over similar motivations and romantic ideas of our lifestyle. However we haveContinue reading “Why do we seek adventure?”

Thrilling Caribbean bus rides

Wherever there is inexpensive local public transportation, we usually use it to get around on land. Our favorite so far is taking the bus on Caribbean islands, Grenada especially. Besides having no time schedule (which makes us Swiss and Germans particularly nervous), the established concept seems to be working just fine. First of all thereContinue reading “Thrilling Caribbean bus rides”

Strangers or friends?

No matter how you travel or where you are, once you’re in a new, unfamiliar place you are probably more open to meet new people, make friends and find a community to belong to. Making friends while travelling to different places, however, is rather odd compared to forming relationships with others when you are settledContinue reading “Strangers or friends?”

Keeping sane on a small boat

It definitely is not for everyone to be confined with other people in a small space like a 12 meter (40 ft) long boat, which is constantly surrounded by water. Not only is your home tiny compared to even a small apartment, but it also constantly moves and you can’t always just leave. Everything needsContinue reading “Keeping sane on a small boat”

Our time in the Grenadines

We are very lucky to have experienced one of the most popular cruising grounds almost entirely to ourselves. With hurricane season approaching, current travel restrictions and the recent volcano eruption in St.Vincent only very few visitors were still around in the SVGs. Anchorages usually crowded with hundreds of boats were now empty and only PorkyContinue reading “Our time in the Grenadines”

How Covid impacts our trip

Traveling during a pandemic means a lot of online research, tests, health forms and days in quarantine.We actually planned the trip and found the boat before Covid was a thing and did not plan to be impacted by the pandemic’s consequences. Shortly before most European countries started to close their borders, we caught one ofContinue reading “How Covid impacts our trip”

The Sargassum Seaweed Problem

It constantly gets stuck on our fishing line. Once washed ashore it starts smelling like rotten eggs. It can irritate the skin when you swim or walk in it. It clogged up our toilet pump and simply impacts the beauty of sandy beaches and anchorages. It’s not only affecting us as sailors, but especially locals,Continue reading “The Sargassum Seaweed Problem”

Breaking the surface of our blue planet

Breathing under water, floating weightlessly, exploring a world previously hidden to us and being eye-to-eye with incredible sea life, that’s only a few things we appreciate about diving. Although we have done a fair share of different water sports, it was usually limited to above the water surface. Sometimes you would hear from friends andContinue reading “Breaking the surface of our blue planet”

The simplicity and comforts onboard a cruising boat

Since setting sail in October and having experienced both cold weather sailing in Europe and the warm climates of the Caribbean we came to really appreciate some of the things and equipment we have onboard. We’ve met many other cruisers along the way living on very different boats, with different equipment and all of themContinue reading “The simplicity and comforts onboard a cruising boat”