Happy New Year 2015 – we were there…

by Adrian 1st Jan 2015 - Caribbean

In today’s Times Newspaper… (click to enlarge)

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We’d like to wish everyone reading this a happy new year and all the best in your life journey – whether its slinging the hook or just lazing on the sofa.

Adrian and Jacqui

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Mustique New Year

by Adrian 31st Dec 2014 - Caribbean

We’ve just arrived in Mustique for New Year. It’s a large private island used for holiday homes for the rich and famous. Unless you’re a resident you’re not even allowed to walk around apart from the main strip with the 4 shops in case you disturb the Hillfighers, Jaggers or the Pitts.

The anchorage is very busy.

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Waking up in the shadow of the Pitons

by Adrian 30th Dec 2014 - Caribbean

Our first stop whilst heading south was the bay between the St Lucis’s Piton mountains.

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These towering volcanic spires rise out of the sea into the tropical rainforest and are the iconic symbol of St Lucia. The Gros Piton is 771 metres (2,530 ft) high, and the Petit Piton is 743 metres (2,438 ft) high. They are linked by the Piton Mitan ridge.

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Fond farewell as we head south

by Adrian 28th Dec 2014 - adventures

Carsten and familyToday was the sad day where we had to say goodby to Alice, Carsten, Camille and Malou – our Danish friends as we turned to head south and they headed north.

We’ve been sailing on and off with them since June, when we first met them in Portsmouth, uk. We shared some huge experiences and they have become close friends.

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Our route across

by Adrian 26th Dec 2014 - adventures

I’ve just bought this image from the Yellowbrick satellite tracker company that the ARC fleet used to track and monitor our progress.

It shows ours and everyone else’s route across the Atlantic.

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Merry Christmas and Thank You

by Adrian 21st Dec 2014 - Caribbean

With the ARC officially over and Vagaris back to a crew of two we are looking forward to taking it easy and cruising the Caribbean at our own pace with fewer parties and not so many rum punch induced hangovers, but before then we have Christmas and New Year to consider.
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We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas – no cards this year, can’t imagine why – and we would also like to thank you all very much for all of your messages and emails during the crossing and when we arrived.

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Party all the time

by Jax 19th Dec 2014 - Caribbean

Barely a day goes by on the ARC without some form of party and last night saw the ARC costume party at the St. Lucia yacht club in Rodney Bay. The theme was naughty or nice. The girl was nice the geek was naughty – go figure!
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Can you see what he is yet? Clue: that’s a gun in his hand (a ‘water’ gun that just happened to be filled with pina colada!) and that’s a cereal bandolero slung across his chest.

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It’s Christmas!!!

by Jax 19th Dec 2014 - Caribbean

XmasDecorations 1Unsurprisingly there hasn’t really been any time to think of anything other than crossing the Atlantic, and all that it entails. Since we arrived we’ve been busy catching up with friends and enjoying the ARC activities (social drinking mostly), but as Christmas is rapidly sneaking up on us, I did find a few spare moments to dig out the decorations yesterday.

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Vagaris crew in day off shock

by Adrian 18th Dec 2014 - Caribbean
Soufriere and the Pitons

For those of you familiar with the geek you will know how he loves to spend all day every day working on the boat….the boat that is already extremely well prepared for almost any eventuality…in fact he was heard to say during the crossing “I’ll put that on my jobs list for St. Lucia”….wtf?! How about putting “relax and take it easy” on the jobs list for St.

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Fruit & Veg

by Jax 18th Dec 2014 - Caribbean

During our passage we ate very well, as food was quite important for morale and keeping us busy. Despite buying seemingly huge amounts of fresh fruit and vegetables (100 satsumas, 90 apples etc) we went through most of it.

Before and after photos of fruit and veg supplies…

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