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27 October 2017; At Sea.

27 October 2017; At Sea.

We sailed late from the port. But then we always sail late from Civitavecchia. Somehow it is impossible to get our guests back in time from the Rome Tour. Partly it is traffic on the motorway, partly it is that the guests come back to the coach at the very last minute, partly it is…   read more of “27 October 2017; At…”

20 October 2017; At Sea 2nd day.

20 October 2017; At Sea 2nd day.

Late yesterday afternoon we sailed through the Windward Passage and the Trade wind fell away. The ridge of islands here, Cuba, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico further to the East all have mountain ranges and they ensure that there is a significant difference in wind; rain and other meteorological phenomenon between the areas on either side…   read more of “20 October 2017; At…”

19 October 2017; At Sea.

19 October 2017; At Sea.

Even with going full out, it takes two days to sail from Aruba in the lower South West Caribbean to Fort Lauderdale. Of course we take the shortest route possible and that route takes us through the Windward Passage West of Haiti into the Old Bahama Passage North of Cuba. As long as there is…   read more of “19 October 2017; At…”