Cuba’s warmth

Posted by on May 20, 2007 in amanzi, blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
Cuba’s warmth

Kim 05/20/2007, Varadero, Cuba   Sailing along the Cuban coast, I can’t help but think about Christopher Columbus. Columbus made landfall in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Cuba more than 500 years ago (3 countries we visited). Now, we’re sailing Amanzi along the same coastline and quite possibly we’re finding refuge in some of the ...

Cuba – Canada’s Caribbean island

Posted by on May 5, 2007 in amanzi, blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
Cuba – Canada’s Caribbean island

Kim 05/08/2007, Pasa Boca Chica, Cuba We’ve been very busy preparing the boat and ourselves for our return trip home. As part of these preparations, we’ve made a conscious effort to plan this last leg of our two year journey to include new destinations. On the trip south, you may recall we traveled through the ...

Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary – one man’s vision

Posted by on Apr 15, 2007 in amanzi, blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary – one man’s vision

Kim 02/15/2007, Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines There are people in the world who feel that when they harvest and take from the earth for many years, there comes a time when they must give back to Mother Nature in some small way. Meet Mr. Orton King also know as Brother King to local Bequians ...

Rendez-vous with ROMPS

Posted by on Apr 11, 2007 in amanzi, blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
Rendez-vous with ROMPS

Kim 04/11/2007, Leverick Bay, Virgin Gorda, BVI’s   While still in Toronto, in September 2005 (that was a while ago, now), I received my first of many emails from a new e-pal, Paul Diamond, a Canadian working at a school on a small Caribbean island in the British Virgin Islands (BVI’s). At that time, the ...

Dominica Bookshelf Project

Posted by on Mar 10, 2007 in amanzi, blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
Dominica Bookshelf Project

Kim 03/10/2007, Portsmouth, Dominica   Preparing to do this trip required a great deal of research using books and references from the internet. Throughout our travels, we need access to a range of reference books – navigational, weather, boat maintenance, fishing guides – and of course, we have our books for pleasure that we regularly ...

A Safe Haven

Posted by on Mar 2, 2007 in amanzi, blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
A Safe Haven

Kim 03/02/2007, Scott’s Head, Dominica   What a day … picture yourself looking straight up into the blue sky at a towering building reaching 1500 ft (about 460 m) into the air. Imagine yourself hanging off its edge or the side of the building. A bit scary, I’d say … Well, turn that image upside ...

At School in the islands

Posted by on Jan 24, 2007 in amanzi, blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
At School in the islands

Kim 01/24/2007, Salt Whistle Bay, Grenadines Well folks it’s official, David recently graduated from SCUBA school and is now a Dive Master! This is a wonderful accomplishment for someone who has been dreaming of SCUBA diving since he was a teenager in South Africa. Many thanks to JP at LUMBADIVE in Tyrell Bay, Carriacou who guided ...

Christmas in Carriacou

Posted by on Dec 23, 2006 in amanzi, blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
Christmas in Carriacou

12/23/2006, Tyrrell Bay, Carriacou We’ve been here in beautiful Tyrell Bay on the tiny island of Carriacou for more than a month, now. You can tell we really enjoy it as we’ve been here twice since June. For me, it’s so much like home in Newfoundland. People are warm and friendly and the pace of ...

A whale’s world

Posted by on Oct 18, 2006 in amanzi, blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
A whale’s world

Kim 10/18/2006, Hog Island, Grenada I’m thirty feet underwater and I should be thrilled. But all I can hear is Darth Vader breathing in my ear. There’s water in my mask and it’s going up my nose. I’m scared to death my mask is going to get kicked off, accidentally, by another diver. All I ...

So long mate

Posted by on Oct 11, 2006 in amanzi, blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
So long mate

Kim 11/10/2006, Hog Island, Grenada We pulled up anchor from Hog Island after spending several months waiting out hurricane season. Sadly, though, we leave with one less crewmember. One of our feline crew, Billy bob, unfortunately will not be coming with us on our journey north. He didn’t jump ship, as we expected him to ...