April 2018 – Belize
Belize is a real sailors paradise. Not many have discovered that yet. We sailed behind the 200nm long barrier reef totally protected from the swell but with perfect tradewind in turquoise clear water. We swam with dolphins and manatees right on the anchorage and had trouble to choose between one and the other beach bar in a unreal setting on tiny paradise islands. Diving or snorkeling at the Blue Hole or Halfmoon Cay is a highlight for every underwater enthusiast. Check out our Belize diving and snorkeling Movie with Dolphins, Manatees and Bullsharks! We will be back!
April 2018 – Mexico
Cozumel proved to be a divers world. The reef was stunning and the water remarkably clear. We also discovered the old Inka pyramid of Tulum and the nice beach life there, the deserted anchorages at Bahia Ascension, Banco Chinchorro with very nice snorkeling and freediving.
March 2018 – Cuba
Cuba is still a world for itself with its friendly inhabitants, the prehistoric burocracy and the clean and beautiful colonial towns. We explored Santiago, Trinidad and Cienfuegos, drank Mojito and bought some souvenirs. Unforgettable the diving and snorkeling at the reefs of Jardines de la Reina, Maria La Gorda and Isla Juventud. We swam with Giant Groupers, Turtles, Hammerhead Sharks, Manta Rays and discovered old wrecks.
February 2018 – Dominican Republic
It was complicated traveling within the DR as we had to check in and out at every anchorage with the Guardia Frontera. Santo Domingo the oldest town in the Americas was really worth seeing also the interesting islands and anchorages we discovered.
February 2018 – Puerto Rico
We were surprised how nice Puerto Rico is. Spanish Virgin Islands far less crowded than BVIs, San Juan a impressive beautiful old town. Not too many tourists and super snorkeling and sailing on the south coast.
January 2018 – British Virgin Islands
Although the damages of the 2 hurricanes were clearly visible, many bars and almost all infrastructure was up and running. We caught delicious lobsters, did kite and windsurfing and some freediving. We explored the HMS Rone by scuba tank. Its a old mailship sourounded by sharks and turtles now after it sunk around 1900.
December 2017 – Martinique
Stephie and Emilia came visiting again in Martinique after our crossing. We celebrated Emilias 1st birthday, hiked up the Mt Pele through jungle and clouds, had nice dives and a good new years celebration. We also sailed past Wild One, who’s new owner moored her in Le Marin.
December 2017 – Transatlantic – Mindelo to Martinique
We had perfect wind for the 2000nm leg from Capverdien islands to Martinique via Barbados. It took 12 days sailing, most of the time with Gennaker or Spinnaker.
November 2017 – Capverdien Islands
We had dinner on the street with locals, sand dunes and beachlife and beautiful dives in Sal. In Sao Vicente we hiked up the vulcano and explored small fishing villages. In Sao Antao we had fantastic hikes into valleys with stunning vegetation, tasted the famous S Antao Grog found spectacular dive sites.
October 2017 – Canary Islands, Teneriffe, Gomera, La Palma
The passage through Gibraltar was quite rough but after that we had little wind and a large swell from a passing storm. With friends and crew visiting in Teneriffa we explored the old colonial town St Cruz, dove the wreck at Las Galletas, hiked the beautiful val del Rey in La Gomera and sailed with wales and dolphins many times between the island. Highlight was La Palma were we had a fantastic mountainbike tour and a beautiful hike to the astrolab on the top of the vulcano.
June 2017 – Morocco, Marina Saidia
The boat is waiting on land for the Atlantic crossing in October. Important preparations and maintenance is done here. In the same Marina Saidia I sold Wild One a year ago!
June 2017 – Baleares
We spent wonderful days exploring the wild north coast of Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera. Island made orange ice cream, the beautiful natural harbour of Port de Soller, our friends visiting and nice caves to freedive, hikes through old olive plantations and old villages were the highlights on this trip.
May 2017 – Malta, Gozo
After I bought and completed Wild Too in Croatia / Trogir we sailed to Malta and Gozo and spent 2 wonderful weeks there diving the many caves and enjoyng the beautiful island.