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BVI to St Martin

Posted by David Newhoff on March 18th, 2007

We had a very nice crossing from the British Virgin Islands to St. Martin, leaving at 4:00pm and arriving the next morning around 7:00am. Winds were favorable for the first 7 hours, so we enjoyed some great sailing. It was one of those rare passages of nice winds, light seas and beautiful stars. There were […]

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Tortola Art Festival

Posted by Tni Newhoff on March 13th, 2007

Before leaving Virgin Gorda headed to St. Martin, we hopped over to Tortola to go to an art festival that featured artists from all over the Caribbean displaying their work. The day ended with dance, music and the lighting of the “fire ball”, a carved metal sphere full of fire. It was quite a sight […]

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Photos from Ludy & Monte’s Visit

Posted by Tni Newhoff on March 12th, 2007

Thought I would share some photos from our wonderful week with Ludy and Monte. We had great sailing just about every day that they were here and covered quite a bit of ground throughout that BVIs. We explored Virgin Gorda, Tortola, and Peter Island (loved!). Thanks so much for coming and spending your vacation with […]

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Exploring the North Sound

Posted by Tni Newhoff on March 10th, 2007

I have been having such a great time exploring the North Sound via the wonderful trails that snake all over the islands. Every run takes me to some amazing summit and I usually have the trails all to myself. We’ve spent a lot of time at the Bitter End Yacht Club whose name comes from […]

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More Time in the North Sound

Posted by Tni Newhoff on March 7th, 2007

We had hoped to leave the BVIs with Aurora headed for St. Martin on Tuesday, but we didn’t get the weather window that we needed. It has been quite some time since this has been an issue given that we have been traveling to islands in such close proximity to one another. Our only real […]

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Sunday morning in Cane Garden Bay

Posted by Tni Newhoff on March 5th, 2007

We awoke this morning to the wonderful sounds of church music. We peeked out of our bedroom hatch to find that there were baptisms going on on the beach. A group of people were in the water and the rest sang along the shore. It was refreshing to catch a glimpse of the real life […]

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A Very Old Distillery

Posted by David Newhoff on March 4th, 2007

Today we visited a two hundred year old rum distillery in Cane Garden Bay, Tortola. We were struck by the texture of the the heavily worn machinery and the incredibly old building. During their production season they bottle about 25 gallons a day. The simplicity of the process and ingredients were fascinating. They start with […]

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Ah…The Baths

Posted by Tni Newhoff on February 25th, 2007

Virgin Gorda The baths are so incredible. Everywhere we would go people would say “you have to see the baths” “you have to go to the baths” well…I get it. Amazing. I almost don’t believe that nature placed these boulders. Up, under, over, and across. We were smart and heeded advice to arrive early. We […]

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They’re Here!

Posted by Tni Newhoff on February 23rd, 2007

I cannot say that I have experienced homesickness yet since leaving in November. I certainly miss everyone but I have been pleasantly surprised by how easy it has been to maintain contact with all who are near and dear. It is rarely more than a week that we go without being able to check in. […]

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