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”

Let’s try Celestial Navigation

Navigate by the stars! Sounds cool, let’s give it a try. Max has recently been practicing his sextant skills with his newly acquired instrument. At first this sounds like an ancient and nostalgic art to determine one’s position on earth in an age where every phone or watch can give you a location accurate toContinue reading “Let’s try Celestial Navigation”

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”

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”

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”