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Wind and kiting

Union Island, GrenadinesThis trip by location is just about a dead repeat of trip number one. A 15 day Epic from St Lucia down to Prickly Bay, Grenada. From there we’ll sail a few hundred miles to Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela to take some much needed time off as well as complete a few major projects on Discovery, including a topside freezer, large solar array for some greener charging, which will double as a surfboard rack, possibly a new tender and outboard…it’s a long list. Continue reading

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Volcanoes and grand vistas

Antigua Fort This time of year is an unknown when it comes to the wind. Which means hit or miss. We keep getting rather marginal forecasts but somehow get lucky. From Antigua we sailed out of Falmouth Harbour, launched Bruce … Continue reading

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CEO’s, Sashimi and Wind

Heaven Thankfully the winds have returned to The Best Odyssey and we’ve taken advantage of every whiff of them on trip #6. From St Maarten we shot across to the south side of Anguilla for a day on her perfect … Continue reading

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Back to the Adventure

Saba I learned to dive 16 years ago at Saba, a tiny dormant volcano which lies just 30 miles ESE of St Maarten. Those 30 miles are an ocean of difference. While St Maarten is noisy, dirty, tourist cluttered and … Continue reading

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Bringing it home

We’ll never tell I’m a little speechless this last night of the trip. 10 days of kiting, 10 days of wind, 10 days of some of the finest locations I’ve ever ridden or seen. Add to that the riding caliber … Continue reading

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Heaven on Earth, Part II

Breakfast on arrival We left Jumby Bay, Antigua at 0430 Wednesday morning after a failed attempt to do some filming under sail with Discovery. Shannon Best was finally onboard after squaring his nightmare visa problems and almost getting arrested on … Continue reading

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Sunset sessions, hospitals, and lots of smiles

Hard work and a lot of partying and plenty of entertainment in between as we cruise up the windward isles in the Caribbean Continue reading

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Pole dancing under the Lunar Eclipse

The Pitons, St. Lucia, Day 3, first Adventure. What a difference a group makes. After 5 frantic days of repairs, provisioning, getting Clinton back from Florida and Joaquin Hubbard, our good friend from Seattle down to help fill the departed … Continue reading

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The First Epic!!!

Day 11 first Epic, Grenadines. About half the quiver! For almost two years The Best Odyssey has been mostly a dream that 11 days ago became a reality with the first dive off the deck into turquoise 80 degree water … Continue reading

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Landfall

We’ve had a catastrophe aboard Discovery. Nothing broken, no one lost at sea, but still a disaster. We lost our best lure. Besides that we spaced getting proper swivels, so the remainder of our lures our useless – they just spin around endlessly until the fishing line is so screwed up (literally) that a fish couldn’t get it even if he wanted it. We have had a few flying fish hit the deck at night, so we’ll have to use one as bait if we’re to land any more fish. Gruesome tale, I know. Continue reading

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