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Rosie and her husband Sim Hoggarth on yacht Wandering Star have cruised the Caribbean and North America fulltime for nine years. Visit their blog: www.yachtwanderingstar.com

A Pirate by Any Other Name

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Many legendary pirates used the Caribbean for their greatest exploits, attracted by the riches and easy pickings that the New World had to offer. More often than not they attacked ships for food, rum, medical stores or for sought-after crew ... Read More »

The Exuma Islands: Fifty Shades of Blue

Take only pictures and leave only footprints. Photography by Rosie Burr

The Exuma Cays in the central Bahamas are some of the most beautiful islands you will come across. Not only are their beaches and anchorages picture-perfect but their people are friendly and welcoming. There are over 360 cays and islets ... Read More »

The Sea Glass and Mermaid’s Tears

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Sea glass are pieces of broken glass that have made their way into the waterways of the world. Sailors folklore tells the story that the sea glass are the tears shed by mermaids caused by the jealous wrath of Neptune ... Read More »

Harvesting Rainwater on your Boat

With so much rain in the Caribbean there is no reason not to harvest any. Photo by Rosie Burr

Water is vital to life and a precious commodity these days. In the Caribbean – despite the vast amounts of rainfall we seem to experience – water supplies can often dwindle or even become contaminated after the passing of a ... Read More »

Visiting Glorious Grenada by Boat

St. Georges has undergone major changes over the last decade with the development of Port Louis Marina. The main anchorage for cruising boats is outside the lagoon and has become more popular over recent years

Every year – especially during hurricane season – cruisers flock to 12˚N and Grenada’s southern anchorages. Offering everything from sandy beaches and rum shacks to mangrove hurricane holes, there is something to suit everyone. The island is a heady mix ... Read More »

Cruising the Spanish Virgin Islands

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Everybody knows the United States and British Virgin Islands but when you mention the Spanish Virgin Islands people stare at you with a quizzical look on their face. This archipelago to the east of Puerto Rico has an undeniable Caribbean ... Read More »

Water Spout: Are They Dangerous?

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Water spouts can be scary and intimidating even to the most experienced of skippers. They are not as dangerous as their land- based counterparts; the tornado or twister, nevertheless, care should be taken when encountering one of these natural phenomena. ... Read More »

Sights of St Lucia: A Guide

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Sights of St Lucia   The first thing you notice about Saint Lucia is its magnificent, rugged green landscape. It’s an emerald jewel jutting into the sky, surrounded by deep, sapphire-blue seas. Two of these emerald jewels at the southern ... Read More »

Historic English Harbour

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Tucked away on Antigua’s south coast, English Harbour is home to the only working Georgian dockyard in the western hemisphere. Nelson’s Dockyard began life providing a base for the fleet of British ships patrolling Caribbean waters in the early 1700s. ... Read More »

Tall Ships of the Caribbean

Sails on the royal clipper are not computer controlled but controlled by skilled seaman using powered winches or horizontal and vertical power furling. Photo: Sam Frampton

We have all marveled at the majestic sight of the Tall Ships with acres of white canvas straining in the wind.  But have you ever wondered what kind of tall ships they are, or what colorful history lies in their ... Read More »

Explore the Martinique Riviera

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Anse a L’Ane, Anse Mitan & Trois Islet Opposite Martinique’s capital Fort De France, on the other side of the bay, are three anchorages that are often overlooked. Each have their own character but all with the same sophisticated charm ... Read More »