Can Fabulous St. Maarten Become Mundane?

I guess I shouldn’t complain, we are retired so we have no time pressure to move on. Spending time in St. Maarten is really not a punishment even if I sometimes view it as such. We have lived here for several years but I haven’t written much about this lovely Caribbean island.  It has become so…

The Bucket, St. Barths

I lament the changes that have taken place in the America’s Cup, originally organized as a two out of three race between two yachts clubs who each entered single hull sailing vessels between 20 to 27 meters. The speed of these fabulous boats increased dramatically in 2010, when the rules changed, allowing multihulls to compete. Soon,…

Quick passage to St. Barth

After cruising the Caribbean for five years, I would say that there are two kinds of cruisers; the ones who love to sail and can’t stay in one place for too long and then the ones who spend weeks or even months on the same island and really get to know the people and the…

The Quieter Side of Newport

I won’t try to convince you that the best time to go to Newport is in the fall or winter. We loved to visit in the summer. We  moored in the harbor and would take a quick water taxi  directly into town. The price of mooring for the night was cheaper than the cost of…