Caribbean

Blog posts from our adventures sailing and cruising the Caribbean islands

Hacked!

Our credit card was hacked and shut down by our bank. Not a big deal, you say. Just have the bank send you another card and credit any fraudulent charges. If only it were this easy. Being a boat nomad makes some of the simple things in life become very complicated. Receiving a single piece […]

Categories: Bonaire, Caribbean, Sailing Blog, Shorts and Musings

Birthdays and Boats on Bonaire

Every morning when I wake up I set a new personal record for most consecutive days alive. This last week I celebrated a birthday. Cindy and I have been cruising full-time now for about four years and it has taken us this long to get away from Hallmark. Like most people living on land, we […]

Categories: Bonaire, Caribbean, Sailing Blog

Bonaire Washington Slagbaai National Park

We decided to take a tour of the Bonaire Washington Slagbaai National Park. Based on what we read about the park, it is highly recommended to have a truck or utility vehicle to explore as the roads are unpaved. When businesses, national parks or tourist boards outside of the USA make recommendations such as this, […]

Categories: Bonaire, Caribbean, Sailing Blog

Making Bubbles in Bonaire

I recently read something very interesting about parrot fish. They create most of the sand on the beaches around the world. A single parrot fish creates about 200 pounds or 90 kilograms of sand per year. How? Parrot fish munch on rocks as they feed on the algae attached to the rocks. When underwater, we […]

Categories: Bonaire, Caribbean, Sailing Blog

Bumming About Bonaire

Have you noticed yet every post from Bonaire contains a picture of a flamingo? This post is not different. Here you go. Your random flamingo picture from the beautiful little island of Bonaire. We spent a little bit of time exploring the east side of the island by car. This is the windy side and […]

Categories: Bonaire, Caribbean, Sailing Blog

The Ultimate Trade Deficit

Lately in the USA, trade deficits are in the headlines. It is impossible to read anything in the news without articles on tariffs and trade wars. It seems to be the consensus of the American people having a trade deficit with economic partners is a bad influence on the US economy. The focus of the […]

Categories: Bonaire, Caribbean, Sailing Blog

Bumbling About Bonaire

As islands go, Bonaire is not a very big one. We rented a car for a couple of days and drove around the island. And, I mean we drove all the way around the island. We did this in one day. Well, it wasn’t really even a full day; it was more like half a […]

Categories: Bonaire, Caribbean, Sailing Blog

Searching for Flamingos

Sometimes there are desires in life that take awhile to come to fruition. When we were in the Bahamas a couple year ago, I had hoped to see the flamingos on Great Inagua Island. The Inagua Islands are the southernmost islands in the Bahamas. It is reported that there are between 20,000 and 80,000 flamingos each […]

Categories: Bonaire, Caribbean, Sailing Blog

Red Tape

When I retire I want to travel. How many times have you heard someone say this? Or, I want to see the world. And even, I’ll have all the time in the world and can go slowly and take it all in. Sounds like a good plan doesn’t it?  But, doing it is not easy. […]

Categories: Caribbean, Curaçao, Sailing Blog, Shorts and Musings

Living in a Boatyard

  Why are we living in a boatyard? The simple answer is: great WI-FI. Football fever! The whole island of Curaçao has this disease. The symptoms are such that for about 2 hours every day, sometimes twice a day, infected people must migrate to the largest TV in the area for treatment. If there is […]

Categories: Caribbean, Curaçao, Sailing Blog

Bags and boat parts

See the big pile of bags? This is what we lugged all the way back to Curaçao. We have been living out of the two backpacks while in the USA . The rest of the pile, the three large duffle bags, are parts for Cream Puff. We took full advantage of being in the USA […]

Categories: Caribbean, Curaçao, Funny Stuff, Sailing Blog, Side Trips

USA Bound

We got a very short peek of Curaçao before heading off to the USA. Curaçao is the middle island of the ABC’s (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao). Our sail over from Bonaire was really uneventful which is always a good thing. There are quite a few cruising boats hanging about Curaçao during hurricane season (July – […]

Categories: Caribbean, Curaçao, Sailing Blog

Bonaire – The Dusty Island

We had the luxury of a few unplanned days on Bonaire due to our re-routing. It turned out to be a really good move. We arrived on the island during some sort of holiday and everything was closed. And, I mean everything. The downtown looked like a ghost-town.  Then, the cruise ship arrived. Things came […]

Categories: Bonaire, Caribbean, Sailing Blog

Îles des Saintes – 2nd Time Around

  Cindy and I both agree Îles des Saintes is our favorite place we have visited so far in the Caribbean Islands. It seems a little odd for me to say this since it really lacks the social environments we enjoy at other anchorages. Most of the boats here fly a French flag and there […]

Categories: Caribbean, Guadeloupe, Sailing Blog

Guadeloupe – The last few days

Our time in Gwada is coming to and end and we rented a car one last time so we could visit the few remaining little towns on the island we had not yet seen. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you already know I am a little tight with the money. The […]

Categories: Caribbean, Guadeloupe, Sailing Blog

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