Hope's and Howard's Sailing Adventures

Atlantic Cruising on board Mazu

Enjoying a bit of R&R in the Virgin Islands

It took us a day or two to recover from all the excitement of the bachelor party.  Although Red Hook anchorage can be somewhat rolly from wake caused by the numerous ferries that use the port, it suited us quite well as we could catch up on some internet activities and tidy up a bit.  We then had a lovely peaceful couple of nights in Francis Bay on St John.. Read More

The Bachelor Party!

With the boat spruced up a bit, beer in the fridge, a large pot of chili prepared and oodles of corn chips, hummus, salsa and rum onboard, we were ready to receive Scott and his friends by 2pm on Thursday, whew! Sadly some of them weren’t able to make it at the last minute due to a large snowstorm that hit the US East Coast that day but the 7.. Read More

Antigua, St Barths and St Maarten

It has been a while since I last posted a blog so there’s a bit of catching up to do! We had an enjoyable passage from Deshaies, Guadeloupe to Antigua in sunshine with wind on the beam and boat speed (over ground) ranging from an exhilarating 8 1/2 knots initially and down to 4 1/2 but mostly around 6 knots … and even a few dolphins for company along the.. Read More