Friday, February 24, 2023

Visitors from home!

We have been neglecting our blogging over the last few weeks!  Sorry about that, but we have had some awesome times, including when our friends Addy and Erica came to visit us in St. Vincent & The Grenadines.  We kept busy sailing, hiking, snorkelling and just generally exploring!

We picked up our guests in St. Vincent and sailed south to Bequia which was our base for a week.  We had an awesome day sail to a deserted island (inhabited only by hundreds of tortoises) called Baliceaux.  The island was incredibly beautiful. 

We had ourselves a good old-fashioned tortoise race. Everyone picked their favourite tortoise and after about 20 minutes, the exhilarating 2 meter race was over!  Watch it here in time lapse. 

The girls had so much fun in each other’s company during our time in Bequia. 

We all did some unique snorkeling around a wreck and some underwater coral nurseries. 

Sadly, we had to say goodbye to Addy & Erica after about a week and Oyai started to head north again. We had an appointment in Martinique to get our boat surveyed for a prospective buyer.  That meant we had to pick a good weather window to head upwind about 150 km. 

In Martinique we were busy taking care of our boat-job list and cleaning from stem to stern. We took a few fun days to stretch our legs as well. We will post all the action in an upcoming blog post. Stay tuned!

Goodbye Oyai & Hello New York City!

After leaving Annapolis, we explored the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay for a couple of weeks.  We sailed to a quaint little town called St...