What to do with Garbage and Trash

We were attempting to clear into Babylon after one of our circumnavigations, when the U.S. Custom’s official began quizzing us about our trash and garbage. Evidently I looked confused because he handed my wife Carolyn a booklet that explained the …

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2017 Fall Caribbean Rally Round-Up

World ARC

Setting sail from the continent to the Caribbean remains one of the great sailing adventures. The last three decades has seen the popularity of cruising in company soar, a concept that’s not new since Christopher Columbus traveled in a fleet …

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Farm to Table or Freezer to Table!

Freshly picked fruits and vegetables are exposed to a lot of light and different temperatures during their journey from farm to table via the grocery store and they lose some of their nutrition. Produce purchased at your local Farmer’s Market …

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Rum Review: Ron Cartavio Solera 12 Years

Our review process began like most – peruse the rum aisle trying to remember what we have already reviewed then schedule time on our boat to enjoy. This month we selected Ron Cartavio Solera 12 year from Peru since Clint …

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For Women Who Would Like to Take the helm

Cruising the Caribbean

I am not a hotshot racer or world cruiser, but after a lifetime of taking part in dinghy and keelboat regattas, and 20 years of living aboard, I have some helming experiences to share. There tends to be two kinds of …

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Go Where the Fish Are with C-Map’s Genesis Edge

  Catch big fish and lots of them with the help of Genesis Edge, a premium mapping service from Norway-headquartered C-Map that lets subscribers access new game-changing features such as bottom-hardness and submerged-vegetation map layers to turn their fishing trips …

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Secrets of Long Island

This is the second issue about Long Island (See Long Island Tips & Excursions) and last month we finished at the island’s museum and I said we would continue at Hamilton Cave, which is one of the largest caves on …

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Tarpon Talk on Tap at Trust Symposium

Calling all anglers, scientists, conservationists and fishing industry representatives! The Coral Gables, Florida-headquartered Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) hosts its 6th International Science Symposium on November 10 to 11, at the Bonaventure Resort and Spa, in Weston, Florida. This global …

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Inflatable Boat Pro Opens Second Location

There’s a new locale in town to see ZAR Formenti Boats and ZAR Mini RIBs up close and personal. Earlier this fall, Inflatable Boat Pro announced the opening of its North American flagship store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to display …

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The Revival of Bonaire’s Sailing Fishing Boats

Papagayo, one day to go before the races start. Photo by Els Kroon

The traditional sailing fishing boats have returned to the International Bonaire Regatta. Bonaire has a renowned marine heritage in ship building, navigation and fishing. Ship building was commonplace and before engines became the norm, the fishermen put to sea in …

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Hiking Grenada’s Rainforests

Hiking the hills of the Grand Etang Forest Reserve. Photo by Rosie Burr

One great reason to love Grenada, and there are many, is the number of walking and hiking opportunities that take you through nutmeg and cocoa plantations, tropical rainforest and the mountainous interior. Grenada is literally a web of paths and …

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Caribbean-Style Nautical Holiday Happenings

St. Thomas Lighted Boat Parade. Photo courtesy of Erik Ackerson

Clouds shaped like Santa’s beard are a festive reminder of the winter holidays in a region where palms outnumber Christmas pines, beach sand replaces snow and the weather is more favorable for swimming than ice skating. Yet the Caribbean is …

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Only Surviving Tortola Sloop Battered Not Broken

  There was good news out of the BVI following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. What is thought to be the only surviving Tortola Sloop, Endeavour II, came through the storms battered but not broken. Endeavor II was built in the …

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