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Feb
27

Pretty northern coast of Tobago

We’re still in Charlotteville in the North of Tobago waiting for the swell to get lower, because our next planned anchorages (Bloody Bay and Englishman’s Bay) are less protected than Pirate’s Bay. Even in this big bay the swell makes living aboard Pitufa a bit uncomfortable, especially Leeloo hates it when the boat is rolling. Additionally the inverter has broken down, that means no power… Continue reading »

Feb
18

Charlotteville, Tobago

Tobago has a turbulent history, colonial powers changed constantly and it was a hiding place for pirates and buccaneers. We’re anchored in Pirate’s Bay at the moment and the neighbouring bay is called Bloody Bay… Nowadays it’s peaceful here, only a few tourists are around in the sleepy little town of Charlotteville, the people are friendly and the pace of life is very relaxed. The… Continue reading »

Feb
14

Land ahoy!

The island of Tobago appears out of the haze 25 miles ahead of us. The passage from Suriname took us three and a half days with daily runs of 136, 132, and 145 nautical miles. The Guyana current helped with a steady knot all the way up. The first two days were pleasant with flat seas and light winds, but strong enough to push Pitufa… Continue reading »

Feb
13

Wayne Vaney back on duty

With Wayne Vaney back on duty, passage-making is finally delightful again. With the wind vane steering, the human crew is free to read, eat, and nap.

Feb
12

On our way

Sunny skies and light winds, Pitufa is leisurly gliding towards the Caribbean.

Feb
09

Caribbean–we’re coming!

After a month in Suriname we’re now headed for the Caribbean. We’ll spend the next few months exploring Tobago, Grenada, the Venezuelan Antilles, the Dutch Antilles and maybe the coasts of Venezuela, Colombia, Panama etc. – we’ll just gather info, listen to other people’s experiences and will make up the itinerary on the way. Let’s see where the wind takes us!

Feb
09

Photos of Suriname

We uploaded some pictures of our stay in Suriname. Even though we saw many animals like a giant anteater, otters and monkeys, we can’t prove these encounters with photos, because the wildlife always turned up so unexpectedly that we never had a camera near. At least the pics show the forest and rivers where all these animals live. See for yourself:

Feb
03

Wildlife

According to our initial plan we wanted to sail up the Perica and other rivers watching out for wildlife encounters. We pictured ourselves waiting motionless in the dinghy for hours to get a glimpse of some jungle creatures. Things turned out quite different: after a week we’re still anchored in the first spot we picked in the Perica, because the animals come round to our… Continue reading »