16 days in January – Days 13-16 Martinique Magic!

Martinique is my all round favourite Caribbean island, it just ticks all the boxes. For marine services it is the best. Many yachtsman like Saint Martin better and if you own a super yacht I would agree. However, in Martinique the chandleries are concentrated in Le Marin and really accessible. Plus, with hundreds of smaller […]

16 days in January Part 2 – Days 10-12

It is 6am and my alarm is waking me up for the second time tonight.The rising sun breaking through the clouds makes it look like Mt. Pele, the infamous volcanic peak on Martinique’s northern end is erupting , but not today. It is simply another beautiful Caribbean sunrise. We are currently making the last of […]

Pictures from the Norfolk to Bermuda Passage in late November, 2019

This passage was very lively, dynamic weather, big waves and a great learning experience. The weather systems that originate over central and eastern United States are a big part of the Chesapeake to Bermuda passage. The dominant flow to the east and southeast of the continental weather systems collide with the generally westerly movement of […]

16 Days in January…days 1-9

How does one ever manage to capture in words and a few select photos the kaleidoscope of experiences and moments that fill just a few short days? It seems like I could write a book on all that we have done in just 9 days. It is a beautiful morning and Oh! is motor sailing […]

Friars Bay, St Martin

Far from the maddening crowds yet just next door, maybe that is a good description of Friars Bay. I have always found it interesting how boaters seem to prefer crowded anchorages than being on their own. Somehow there must be a comfort in being where there are others. Maybe it is a default sense of […]

Happy Bay Beach

One of the most often repeated comments on Oh! is how wonderful the gentle rocking motion of the sea is as one drifts off to sleep…or more frequently, as one slowly awakens after a particularly long and deep sleep. Today was one of those latter sensations. I awoke to the tingling of tiny rain drops […]

2019 is over, it is time to start the 2020 trip around the sun!

For anyone watching Oh! for the past few years, 2019 was a big year. Another Trans-Atlantic crossing and I had the pleasure of cruising with so many amazing guests that joined Oh!. Several of those guests are now moving ahead with plans to go cruising! Others have discovered the magic of cruising in the tropics […]

December 23, 2019 A Christmas Wish

It is midnight and the start of another day…just, really dark outside. Do you ever wonder why a day starts at midnight? I am sure there is some scientific reason, but somehow it escapes my still slowly energizing neurones. Anyway, it is a new day at least according to our calendar. But today is special […]

Bermudian Christmas

Bermuda is a beautiful group of islands. The topography is mostly low rolling hills that are covered in lush green foliage and tropical flowers. The contrast with the turquoise and blue waters on a sunny day is spectacular. Add to the beautiful setting the warm and welcoming people and Bermuda is a tropical paradise that […]

Living in the Fridge, Sleeping in the Freezer – but it was great fun!

It was mid-November and the weather had suddenly turned cold, very cold. In fact, forecasts were predicting record setting lows for that time of year throughout the Chesapeake. Unfortunately, due to the recent hurricane losses over the past years, my insurance providers would not insure for named storms south of Cape Hatteras until after November […]