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Learning and Planning For Hurricane Season

Journey is hauled out for the hurricane season. Photo: Monica Pisani

Prior to our Caribbean adventure, we were clueless as to what we should do or where we should go as hurricane season approached. Early in our research, we found we had to make a choice dictated by time constraints, preference, …

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Sailing with Charlie: Fear!

Fear

Hurricane season is here again and as we approach September, the most prominent month for tropical storms, we must all keep a watchful eye on the weather and be ready to make defensive preparations if necessary. For boaters that means …

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A Touch of Class

Touch of class: Columbia in all her glory. Photo: OceanMedia

This edition of All At Sea has something for everyone: cruising, racing, fishing, art, history, humor, adventure and more, as we explore the Caribbean and beyond. In April I had my own adventure aboard the 50ft vintage schooner Charm III …

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Our Kook’s Tour of Guna Yala

Our island neighbor in East Lemmon Cays. Photo by Barbara Hart

A ‘Cook’s Tour’ is a ‘guided but cursory tour of the major features of a place or area’. It’s named after Thomas Cook, founder of the British travel agency that bears his name, and a fervent member of the temperance league. …

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Hurricane Tie-Down Storage at Puerto del Rey Marina

Puerto Del Rey hurricane storage highlighted in yellow

It only takes one hurricane in our vicinity to wreak havoc with our lives. Sustained winds at a hundred knots, mountainous seas, six inches of rain in an hour with an eight-foot storm-surge—combine these with flying debris and you have …

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Calm After the Storm

The June 1-Nov. 30 hurricane season is when most cyclones develop in the Atlantic basin, but this year the action started early as Tropical Storms Alberto and Beryl both developed in late May followed by Chris and Debby in June. …

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