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An INNcredible crew member speaks out after crossing the Atlantic

I just crossed the Atlantic with Brian Fitzpatrick on his 45 foot Catamaran the INNcredible Sea Lodge, There were 6 of us on board. I am back on land and at work and all the normal things are back. What is normal though? I do not have anything to compare it with regarding sailing as

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Where most cruisers don’t go

Certainly I’m not the first to stop here but we are the only one visiting now when all the other more sanitized touristy anchorages are packed with cruisers. The entrance to Laborie in the swell that we have looks impossible from outside passing by with waves breaking all over way offshore on the shoals all

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Santa Does Christmas in Anse La Raye

Sailing back from Martinique on Christmas eve day made me think of where I need to be for Christmas. Marigot Bay is touted as the best there is in St. Lucia in the sailing guide books. So we headed into this well protected rainforested harbor. Gorgeous and crowded with sailboats and yachts from 30 feet

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Martinique

before the colonizing of the Caribbean this island, Madinina as known by the Caribes, was called the island of flowers. Napolean’s sweetheart Josephine came from here. The French influence is all around including those wonderful crusty baguettes. Saturday’s farmers market in St Pierre yielded some excellent veggies, fruits and spices which we’ll continue to enjoy

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The Adventure continues…

After fixing the faulty block for the gennaker halyard with a better design and better quality block, one important addition to the INNcredible Sea Lodge remained to accomplish – the dive compressor. Shipped all the way from California to St. Lucia, this compressor which can operate electrically with the INNcredibles generator is finally on board

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Land Ho!

Land Ho! that cry at first site of land came in the dark of the night where actually the glow of distant lights extends the viewing by many miles. This is not good if you have any children on board because it creates a perception that we’ll be there in a short while when the

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Stars, stars and more stars

The moon rose a few days ago just before the sun so at night there is no moon and dark is really dark. But the stars are so many and so bright and last night the starry sky was alive with action. ‘Shooting Stars’ were flying everywhere about 10 per minute for hours. These incoming

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Excitement grows on the INNcredible Sea Lodge

No land in sight yet. Of course not we’re 220 nm out but the excitement amongst the crew grows by the hour. The excitement to get there has a bucket full of reasons, not all of which are found in each crew member’s bucket. ‘To get it over with’ is hardly number 10 on the

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200 mile days – that’s truckin’

Until you experience it you won’t know how fast moving 200 miles a day sailing in a 13 ton catamaran feels. A 18 wheel truck running downhill with no brakes is close but without being scared half to death that you’re about to crash. There’s no worries at all, this freight train is on a

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Sea Monsters and the end of the Earth

Out here bounding over the bounding ocean for 12 days now looking out over the vastness of same, I can only begin to imagine what the ancient mariners believed. Sea serpents, sea monsters, Neptune, those bold forceful weathered faces blowing from each cardinal direction were real beliefs or maybe just fantasies for the storytellers to

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