DAY 28 – ARRIVED IN MARTINIQUE

Total distance covered: 3495 nautical milesLocation: St. Anne in Martinique We crossed an ocean!!! After a wonderful sunny day of sailing yesterday we arrived in St. Anne in Martinique at night. At sunset we had LAND-HO seeing the mountain of St. Lucia. Then we sat together in the cockpit and really enjoyed the last eveningContinue reading “DAY 28 – ARRIVED IN MARTINIQUE”

DAY 26 AT SEA

Distance covered so far: 3245 nautical milesLast 24 hours: 142 nautical miles (5.9 knots average)To Martinique: 208 nautical miles Yippie aye yeyy, Schweinebacke! Porky is in shape and we continue to sail towards our destination in gusty winds. Last night Papa was thrown from the navigation table across the boat in front of the gasContinue reading “DAY 26 AT SEA”

DAY 25 AT SEA

Distance covered so far: 3103 nautical milesLast 24 hours: 144 nautical miles (6 knots average)To Martinique: 328 nautical miles Max practiced his solo sailing skills yesterday by performing a reefing manoeuvre without any help from us. Since Porky’s running rigging (i.e. any lines and sheets that are used to set and trim sails) is notContinue reading “DAY 25 AT SEA”

DAY 24 AT SEA

Distance covered so far: 2959 nautical milesLast 24 hours: 133 nautical miles (5.54 knots average)To Martinique: 446 nautical miles Final days of our crossing! On the one hand, we are really looking forward to land, the various Caribbean islands, beautiful anchorages and snorkeling spots that we will explore over the next few months and theContinue reading “DAY 24 AT SEA”

DAY 21 AT SEA

Distance covered so far: 2543 nautical milesLast 24 hours: 144 nautical miles (6 knots average)To Martinique: 822 nautical miles We left Gran Canaria exactly 3 weeks ago to cross the Atlantic Ocean and we still have a little more than 800 nautical miles to the Caribbean. In normal weather conditions during this season, the crossingsContinue reading “DAY 21 AT SEA”

DAY 20 AT SEA

Distance covered so far: 2399 nautical milesLast 24 hours: 150 nautical miles (6.25 knots average)To Martinique: 961 nautical miles Less than 1000 nautical miles to the Caribbean! The sun fought its way through the cloud cover yesterday and we enjoyed a perfect day of sailing. Since the gusts got stronger and stronger, we hoisted theContinue reading “DAY 20 AT SEA”