Easter Among the Catholics

Easter has always confused me because it’s not on a precise date. I was raised in the protestant church so I am aware of Palm Sunday and the resurrection, but the whole idea of lent and Wash Wednesday and Mardi Gras evade me. I had to google “lent” to write up this post. I still

Martinique, Guadeloupe, St-Martin

The past 2 months have flown by. In addition to traveling, we’ve had guests on board and I’ve been working on a contract. Yesterday I delivered a packet of postcards to a lady who works in a gift shop at Soper’s Hole, BVI. As there is no post box there, she offered to drop them

British Virgin Islands

We stayed a week in the BVIs. Our objective was, do nothing. Chillax. Enjoy life. Mission accomplished! We arrived in the morning of the 28th of March and anchored outside of Spanish Town where we could do the entrance formalities. That did not go very well. Pierrick came back swearing and infuriated about some extremely

Barbados, 23-29 January 2017

“Your boat is adrift! It’s in the middle of the bay! It’s adrift!” I had just bought Pierrick an ice cream and was trying to put the change back into my wallet. Zeyno frantically spoke through my mobile that I was squeezing between my shoulder and my ear. “Dominique is on your boat. He hung

Atlantic Crossing – Day 14

I figure an update to the alarming post I published early this morning to be fitting, especially to reassure Pauline’s aunt, whom I am coming to regard as my most loyal reader. We received feedback and advice from our friends in France early in the morning. All in all, it is not dangerous. We can

Atlantic Crossing – Day 13

13°20’342N 48°23’202W Pierrick and I don’t count our days at sea the same way. Whereas I count by calendar day, he counts by day completed. That means Day 13 is for me 17 January, but for him it will be as of this afternoon at the time we left Mindelo. If there’s discrepancies between his

The Various Ways To Eat Bananas

As brainstormed by Clément, Hugo & me*. – As a fruit – Banana bread – Banana smoothie – Crepes aux bananas – Bananes flambées – Banana oatmeal (I am the only one on this boat to eat it this way) – Banana over cereal – Banana on toast with peanut butter (another Julie-only way to