Christmas 2010 in the Caribbean trip

In between the trip to and from the Caribbean, the Kerstens took Tioga from Antigua to Guadeloupe, Dominica and Martinique.

Marie Galante, Guadeloupe St Pierre, Martinique Guadeloupe Maltese Falcon

 

Link to Mark Pillsbury’s online article about this trip:

http://www.cruisingworld.com/destinations/holidays-islands

 

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From Bermuda to Antigua in 2010

A few impressions from the trip to Antigua

Barbuda Tioga in Falmouth Hbr, Antigua Isle de Fourchue, St Barth's Land Ho!!

We flew back to Bermuda on Nov 18, stowed away the frozen meals we had prepared in Nahant, picked up sails and vang at the local sail loft and got started preparing Tioga for a longer offshore trip.
We left Bermuda Nov 19, had a perfect reach all the way and arrived in St Martin Thanksgiving day (Nov 25) just in time to celebrate the day (and end to a great trip) with a very tasty meal that Peter Davis had prepared for us in Nahant.
From there we went on to Marigot, St Barth’s and Barbuda before arriving in Antigua.

For more details in this truly perfect sail, read Mark’s account in this PDF (Mark is the editor of Cruising World):

Cruising World article by Mark Pillsbury

Mark also wrote a blog during the trip and sent daily updates with his satellite phone: link

Additional links at cruisingworld.com:

http://www.cruisingworld.com/caribbean-bound-budget

http://www.cruisingworld.com/southeast-bermuda

http://www.cruisingworld.com/bermuda-st-martin

http://www.cruisingworld.com/landfall-st-martin