Guadalopue Archive

  • Feat moment

    {this moment}

    {this moment} – A Friday ritual via soulemama. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you’re inspired to do the same, leave a link to […]

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  • z

    Part I, The Good: the further south we go the better it gets

    We just left Guadeloupe. We arrived on Dec 11th and left on the 21st. Lots of people told me I would hate it. One Englishman in particular looked at me incredulously when I said we were visiting and said “why on earth would do THAT!?” […]

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  • The Bad & the Ugly2

    Part II, The Bad & The Ugly: things keep going wrong

    We are now 10 days into sailing with my sister (Lucy) and her family (Jon and Kailey who is 6). They are with us for three more weeks. Lucy and I looked at each other this morning and asked each other the same question: will […]

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  • Paloma up the mast

    Paloma drives us up the Pole

    Ever since Paloma discovered that sailing boats have masts, she’s wanted to climb them. She knows I get vertigo, but that just eggs her on. When a boat pulls into port, you are supposed to raise a yellow flag (the “Q” flag) until you clear […]

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  • lymphoma

    Anchor Watch

    We are currently at Anchor in Iles-des-Saints, which is a small group of islands that are just south of and part of Guadeloupe (France).   Although we were planning on coming here at some point, we were not planning on arriving today. Earlier today, we […]

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  • Sexy Boat

    It’s official: we are insignificant!

    When we were in Antigua, there was a boat show.    And I thought, hey, this’ll be cool.  I’ve been to a few boat shows, and usually, there’s the big and the small, the beautiful and the ugly, the sophisticated and the simple, and you always […]

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  • Port a Pitre Market

    Vivre La France

    We’re now in Guadeloupe, our first French island. I am excited to be in a French island for one reason and one reason only: The Food! I had a fantasy of our trip through the islands also being a gastronomic adventure. A fantasy filled with […]

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