Hope's and Howard's Sailing Adventures

Atlantic Cruising on board Mazu

Happy Holidays

I know it’s a little late but I hope all who read this blog are enjoying festive seasonal activities and special times with family and friends.  This is our second Christmas in the Virgin Islands but it felt rather strange without our two much loved children who are kids no more.  The photo of the Christmas tree and gingerbread house (with a few missing edible chocolate kisses) was taken on.. Read More

New Batteries

In response to the many comments on our last post (thank you all), I thought it was about time I updated everyone on our progress, sorry for the gap.  The good news is that our 4 new 8D batteries arrived and were installed today.  We enlisted the help of Kevin from MikMak Marine Services as there was no way Howard and I could have managed them on our own without.. Read More

Meeting up with Family and Friends

We met up with Roger and Gay in Benures Bay on Norman Island on Sunday, where we anchored and had a very pleasant couple of days enjoying some good snorkeling (some with the aid of the Sub-Wing), good company and good shared meals onboard.  They had been lent a new, as yet unnamed, 45 foot Moorings boat (pictured) because their own was not yet ready to release to them after.. Read More