The Miracle at Chutes du Carbet, Guadeloupe

By ydalir.nu

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

By ydalir.nu

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…

Dominica incognito

By ydalir.nu

On the January 21 we left Martinique and sailed north to Dominica. The sailing along the green mountainous leeward coast was smooth and after four hours sail, we came to Prince Rupert Bay. The Dominican Covid 19 requirement’s were a PCR test and five days of quarantine. As we wanted to continue to Guadeloupe, we…

Close to water and nature

By ydalir.nu

These two men, Guilhem and Lilian crossed The Atlantic in this tiny boat a little bit closer to the water then we did. On the 7th of January we met them when they arrived to Le Marin in Martinique from the Canaries. They had been rowing two hours, then sleeping for two hours in the…

Marina Le Marin in Martinique, sailing back to EU

By ydalir.nu

On the sixth of January it was time to leave St. Lucia and sail 23 miles to the neighbour island, Martinique. Under normal conditions, the islands nurse close relations, but in Covid-19 times, they are very isolated. With winds of force 6, we had a nice sail. Our AIS didn’t get a GPS contact, so…

Happy New Year!

By ydalir.nu

We have travelled so far in 2020 and now a new year is here. What will it bring and which places will we see? As the Covid-19 virus still steers the regulations in the countries we want to visit, we have decided to stay in the Caribbean, instead of passing the Panama Canal this year.…

Lessons learned

By ydalir.nu

After Christmas we got the news that our new toilet had arrived in Rodney Bay and we had a nice sail back there with 20 knots wind. It was great to be at sea again and also a good feeling to come to a familiar place. Roger from St.Lucia could help us to install the…

Merry Christmas from Marigot Bay, St. Lucia

By ydalir.nu

Dear Family, Friends and Followers, we are far away from you all and Europe now. How long the distance is, was very physical to us on the days during the Atlantic crossing. You shall all know that it makes us very happy that you want to join our adventures from a distance. It means a…

St.Lucia and Spirit of the ARC+ award

By ydalir.nu

Arriving to St.Lucia and Rodney Bay Marina on the 10th of December at 8:57 am, we had to stay at the quarantine dock and wait for our PCR-test results the next day. We were very happy to meet the other ARC boats and we were very proud to stretch our legs as confident Atlantic sailors.…