Thunderstorms on the way to Panama

After waiting for better weather conditions for another week in Bonaire we were keen to get going and decided to set sail to Panama. None of us have ever been in Central America before and we were excited to see something new. We said bye to our friends, enjoyed one last meal at a restaurantContinue reading “Thunderstorms on the way to Panama”

Atlantic circuit or Pacific?

We never really planned our route ahead of time. From the moment we bought the boat we only set ourselves the goal to cross the Atlantic and explore the Eastern Caribbean. What will happen after we didn’t know and that intentional uncertainty was part of the journey from the beginning. After our season in theContinue reading “Atlantic circuit or Pacific?”

Bon bini na Boneiru

Beautiful reefs in clear water, cacti, flamingos and lizards. Bonaire and its dry, warm climate is a nice change to the humidity of the windward islands. We were lucky to get one of the last slips to moor Porky as all mooring balls and marina berths were taken and already reserved for the next months.Continue reading “Bon bini na Boneiru”

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”