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All Aboard the Party Boat! Bequia

February 18, 2018 - 10 January, 2017. Parties are like squalls in the Caribbean. They materialise out of nowhere. A remark by Sissi from IND...
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The Birthday Party, Bequia

February 18, 2018 - 9 January, 2017. Taking children out of school, one assumption made is that, removed from the socialising environment of...
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Ab Fab Afternoon on the Beach

February 17, 2018 - 8 January: Say "Princess Margaret" and I picture an colonial Caribbean past, a Royal floating around, glass in hand, in...
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Goodbye to World ARC!

February 17, 2018 - 6 January, 2018. Somewhat appropriately for the Feast of the Epiphany, the day began with an awesome breakfeast, thanks...
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St Lucia Tour: Mudbaths and Waterfalls, Soufriere

February 17, 2018 - Dear lord, how to ruin a landscape of unadulterated natural beauty! Who put a couple of clowns like Xav and I in the fra...
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St Lucia Tour: Orlando's, Soufriere

February 17, 2018 - "So Michael, can we go somewhere local and not too fancy for lunch?" I'd been advised in advance that it was worth clari...
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St Lucia Tour: Marigot Bay

February 17, 2018 - "Hey girl, what are you doing here in Marigot?" he hopped onto the boat I had been admiring. His boat. My Baby. "Well, I...
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St Lucia Tour: The Pitons

February 17, 2018 - 4 January, 2018: There is more to St Lucia than Rodney Bay Marina, hard to remember sometimes when in the thick of boat...
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New Year's Resolutions - A Family Affair

February 16, 2018 - When Dad was a child, his Edwardian father would have all three children out in the garden every morning, come rain or s...
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New Year's Eve in St Lucia

February 15, 2018 - 31 December, 2017: The funny thing about sailing, is that you can make all the plans you want, but you can never bank on...
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The Longest Night - A Dark and Stormy Adventure

February 15, 2018 - Boxing Day, 26 December 2017: We had been dragging, ever so slightly, for several days. It had been imperceptible at fir...
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Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary, Bequia

February 15, 2018 - Boxing Day, 26 December 2017: Ah the turtles. Always come back to the turtles. Up there with dolphins and rainbows, thos...
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Christmas Day in Bequia

February 12, 2018 - A dawn chorus of steel bands playing carols drifted over from Admiralty Bay, and I sat on the bow for a quiet moment dri...
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Swedish Christmas: A Smörgåsboard of Delights

February 12, 2018 - Our first Christmas away from home, and, despite heading towards the Equator, the journey towards it had a distinctively...
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Bequia Revisited

February 10, 2018 - 21 December, 2017: We sailed down to Bequia from Martinique, after a nondescript night in Fort de France. We had gone to...
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Fun and Games in Rodney Bay, St Lucia

February 10, 2018 - One of the prizes for NEREIDA and INDIAN SUMMER from the award ceremony was a go on fun park of inflatables at Rodney Ba...
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ARC Awards Ceremony in St Lucia

February 10, 2018 - Each year ARC hosts an awards ceremony in St Lucia. The morning of the 16th December, Xavier got an email informing him...
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The Welcome Party

February 07, 2018 - Arriving at St Lucia, our welcome party was a pod of dolphins racing to greet us, and then leading the way. The first hu...
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Fish Friday in St Lucia

February 07, 2018 - 15 December, 2017: Being a cradle Catholic, I’ve had my fair share of Fish Fridays growing up. Normally a few fish finge...
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St Lucy's Day celebrations in St Lucia

February 03, 2018 - Tipp, tapp, tipp, tapp, tippetippetipp tapp! Tipp... tipp... tapp 12/13 December: In St Lucia, official celebrations fo...
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