Martinique Archive

  • Punch FI

    In The Galley – Rum Punch

    Rum is serious business in the Caribbean and it is at its most serious in Martinique. Their rhum agricole, made from fresh cane sugar instead of molasses, is the only product in the French Caribbean to have the French AOC designation. This certifies that the […]

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  • Snork FI

    {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 […]

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  • FI Skier

    This Week On Board

    This week on board: * we were rocked every few minutes by water skiers from Club Med. * someone got a new French bikini. * a script was printed and revisions done. * lots of things were cooked and eaten *James fixed stuff. * a […]

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  • calaloo FI

    In The Galley – Callaloo Soup

    Since our visitors left and I am free to experiment on my family, I have made a concerted effort to use local ingredients and cook Caribbean style. With the encouragement of this book and the help of the internet, (especially this site) I dove in. […]

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  • This moment FI

    {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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  • American Flag

    Raising a New Flag (or two)

    The ocean is tough on everything.   When we bought Ondine, my good friend David Puchkoff had me buy a New American Flag to go with Ondine as the existing one was a little worn – nothing terrible, just needed an upgrade.  And although (despite valiant […]

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  • Friends FI

    Finding Friends Afloat

    One of many things that has not gone the way we thought it would (Does anything, ever!) is connecting with other cruising families. There will be lots of families doing the same thing as us, kids naturally make friends easily, making new friends will be […]

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  • It's Fun to be One

    Chocolate Catastrophe

    On my Mom’s birthday we (a new friend called Alexander on S.V. Orchid and I) made a cake. We kind of, ok we really changed the recipe – many thanks to Ashley Skabar for the inspiration. Here is our improvised recipe.  This is a recipe […]

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  • Ronan's Collage

    Happy to be Sad

    Let me introduce you to my blog post.  There are some things that I like about sailing.  And some things that I miss about New York City.  I like swimming and I like snorkeling. But I also like playing in the snow. I like gong […]

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  • She still loves me

    Leaving Dominica was tough

    Gosh it was hard to leave Dominica.  We met so many great people.  Had a great time.  And every time we tried to leave, something kept us back.  Once we decided to leave: Day 1: My diving accident (more details here: http://sailingondine.com/2011/01/20/physics/) Day 2: I […]

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