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Ellen Birrell

Ellen Birrell and her partner Jim Hutchins live and cruise aboard their Sun Odyssey 40 Boldly Go. Visit: www.boldlygo.us

St. Anne, Martinique: Physical and French

The author with Diamond Rock and St. Pierre’s cloud-topped volcano in the background. Photo by Ellen Birrell

Hiking trails, endless walks on sandy beaches, quaint village life, French sensibilities and calm anchorages – mais oui, St. Anne Martinique is physical and oh so French! Long time live aboard cruisers Phil Cook & Di Kilbrade of Matira, choose …

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Club Nautico de San Juan is a Perfect Destination!

Al Lado del Condado - Club Nautico de San Juan stands in foreground

“Condado? What?” Before 2012, Condado, which lies on the eastern edge of San Juan Harbor, was an unknown to us. Eclipsed by neighboring Old San Juan, the famous Municipio de la Ciudad Capital San Juan Bautista, that evokes images of …

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Less Can Be More: Small Boat Cruising

It was the slowest Ensenada Race on record. There were four of us aboard Seraffyn, the Lyle Hess design Bristol Channel Cutter 28 that gained popularity when its owners Lin and Larry Pardey circumnavigated on a shoe-string budget, and wrote …

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Bequia Youth Sailing Blasts Onto the Scene

  Translated from ancient language, Bequia means ‘Island of Clouds’ and now those clouds are beginning to rumble, and it’s not an approaching hurricane. Youth sailing, like lightning bolts, has struck this gentle island located at the northern tip of …

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Carriacou Marine – Cocooning in Carriacou

No nonsense Tyrrel Bay Yacht Haulout (TBYH), where we first pulled our Sun Odyssey 40 Boldly Go for bottom painting and general repairs in 2009, is a strong brown moth now in metamorphosis. In July we again chose Tyrrel Bay …

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