Postcards from an Atlantic Circuit, Part 9 – The Canary Islands

The land was stark. As Oh! approached the anchorage at the south end of Graciosa Island, the only colours we could see were earth tones of sandy beige, brown rocks and steep sandstone cliffs. Other than the blue of the sea and sky, the yachts quietly sitting at anchor provided the only colourful hi-lights. As […]

Postcards from an Atlantic Circuit, Part 8 – The Madeira Islands

  The arrival was dramatic. The evening sunlight was rapidly being occluded by an approaching squall that was overtaking us. The sunlit cliffs of Santos Island created a forbidding back drop to the rolling swell, white caps and slowly increasing speed of the wind  as we raced ahead of the squall to our destination. The […]

Postcards from a Caribbean Winter – Part 3, The Bahamas

Postcards from a Caribbean Winter – Part 3, The Bahamas For the past 3 winters we have been sailing Oh!, a 40’ Leopard catamaran throughout the eastern Caribbean. The cruising area we get to enjoy on each of these voyages has ranged from Grenada all the way to Beaufort, North Carolina. During those voyages I […]

Postcards from a Caribbean Winter – Part 1, The Lessor Antilles.

First Published in the BCA Currents Magazine Nov. 18, 2018 Published in Sail World Online Magazine Nov 18, 2018 For the past 3 winters we have been sailing Oh!, a 40’ Leopard catamaran throughout the eastern Caribbean. The cruising area we get to enjoy on each of these voyages has ranged from Grenada all the […]