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Tobago memories found at WWIN Show, Las Vegas....

The cricket was on the radio in the customs office of Tobago when we arrived to clear in at our first Caribbean island.  It was an ice breaker between us exhausted ocean-crossing sailors and the Tobagoan customs officers, as the West Indies cricket team were playing the Australian cricket team... luckily they were winning, so they were happy.  After a total of 55 days at sea, with only 3 stops, we couldn't be happier either.   Scarborough is the capital of Tobago, and it is a crazy busy, chaotic town, FULL of loud reggae music and bright colors.  An enormous contrast to our quiet life of survival at sea.  We stayed long enough to fill up the boat with fresh water...

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I always wanted to sail

It was my dad's fault, he bought a little 25 foot sail boat and took us sailing when we were kids.  Despite my mothers common sense, off we would go for 3 months at a time, with us 2 kids, the dog and the budgie.  We would drive for days towing the boat from Sydney up to the Great Barrier Reef and explore the islands for months.  The first time we went we didnt even have a proper chart, just a map with little dolphins printed on it.  Some other real "yachties" took us under their wing, told us we couldn't be out there without a chart and gave us one! This photo shows me (brunette) reading stories to my...

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Foxy's Bar - Jost van Dyke

Foxy's Beach Bar is famous in the Caribbean... well almost as famous as the man himself. Foxy Callwood, the owner started out as a fisherman, opened a bar in the 1960's as a place to serve drinks to those who just left the church where they had given thanks for the years harvest. Eventually the bar moved up the beach, and became a national icon.  Located on the tiny island of Jost Van Dyke - only a 3.5 square mile DOT in the British Virgin Islands.  There are only 300 inhabitants on the island, but Foxy himself is a character that has been entertaining people with his music and BVI stories for generations.  He has even been knighted by Her...

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