Sailing to St. Vincent

By ydalir.nu

After a rejuvenating month on Dominica, it was time for us to leave and sail south. Before we had to do the exit-PCR test so drove down to Roseau, the capital of Dominica and stayed one night at a historical hotel called Fort Young. Early next morning we waited two hours for our PCR test.…

Hot and cold water

By ydalir.nu

There were so many beautiful landscapes to explore on Dominica, either with a local taxi, on foot or by rental car. Yes, we dared to drive! One day Bounty showed us his hidden treasure places. We had a short drive to Glenville, a part of Portsmouth, where we parked the car and went for what…

Sailors community in Portsmouth

By ydalir.nu

As every boat had to quarantine in Prince Rupert Bay, Portsmouth, for a week while arriving to Dominica, everyone had a chance to join the WhatsApp group or listen to the VHF sailors community calls at 7:30 AM thrice a week. Jan on Sentinel is a German year sailor who has found his home in…

Education in Dominica

By ydalir.nu

With the help of Cobra and Eddison, we got in contact with the local school in Portsmouth; Roosevelt Douglas Primary School. We met the Principal Teddy Wallace, who gave us good insights and took us on a tour. Dominica has 70 primary schools, many of them in small villages. Education from age 5-16 is free…

Dominica a natural beauty

By ydalir.nu

The roots of friendship for this nature island have grown deep into our hearts during our stay in the bay of Prince Rupert. We have discovered fruits and vegetables that we did not know existed. Hikes through bright green rainforest in company with local guides have led us to hot or cold water, whatever our…

Quarantine in Dominica

By ydalir.nu

Many moons ago the Prince Rupert bay in Dominica was known for being a favourite spot for malaria mosquitoes. This is luckily now far away and we feel very safe. On March the second, we weighed anchor in Point-a-Pitre, Guadelope, and motored out on the channel. It was a calm early morning, but suddenly we…

Revive from the river

By ydalir.nu

Now it was time to let all the wounds heal. The body as well as the soul. We went to a beautiful hotel, La Toubana, high up on a cliff, close to the sea. It was rejuvenating to sleep in a real bed or outside, surrounded by green palm trees and beautiful flowers. We both…

The Miracle at Chutes du Carbet, Guadeloupe

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Two weeks ago, we drove up to the tropical rainforest close to the La Soufriere volcano in Guadeloupe to see the beautiful waterfalls of Chutes du Carbet. There are three spectacularly high waterfalls so we parked the car and bought our tickets to the national park. We started to walk the well designed path and…

Exploring Guadeloupe

By ydalir.nu

Mainland Guadeloupe has the shape of a butterfly. The eastern part is the older one and the western part has a more recent history with an active volcano, La Soufirere. We got a berth in Marina Bas du Fort, close to the main city Point a Pietre, in the middle of the butterfly. Together with…

Les Saintes

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We found a good mooring ball in the bay of Bas de Terre. Now it was time to celebrate Anders birthday with a traditional Marzipan cake and a champagne lunch on board Ydalir together with Karin and Holger from Rivercafe. Then a quick nap and in the evening we had a delicious dinner at Ti…