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Date Subject Position
2016
Jul 2016
Sat 23 Jul 11:33 Oriole's last throw of the dice.
Apr 2016
Sat 23 Apr 16:32 Antigua Classics Regatta etc 17:01.05N 61:46.34W
Sun 10 Apr 17:00 Water water everywhere, nor any drop to drink! 17:01.05N 61:46.34W
Mar 2016
Mon 28 Mar 14:54 Wet and windy in Dominica. 15:34.87N 61:27.81W
Sat 19 Mar 12:10 Oriole abandoned! 14:04.45N 60:56.98W
Sun 06 Mar 15:36 Luxury in Marigot 13:57.50N 61:14.30W
Feb 2016
Sun 28 Feb 14:30 Idleness in Bequia
Sun 21 Feb 15:33 Great sailiing and ivory hunting.
Wed 10 Feb 19:59 Oriole dodges the pirates 12:02.65N 61:44.93W
2015
May 2015
Sat 23 May 01:26 It could not have been better!
Apr 2015
Sun 19 Apr 13:46 Going South.
Mon 13 Apr 22:42 Farewell to Bequia
Sun 05 Apr 12:03 Plans - what plans? 13:00.53N 61:14.32W
Mar 2015
Sat 28 Mar 20:45 What has happened to ORIOLE? 13:00.53N 61:14.32W
Tue 10 Mar 17:27 Oriole returns to her former glory.
2014
May 2014
Wed 07 May 21:39 Picking up the bits.
Apr 2014
Mon 21 Apr 20:29 Stumpy meets the Gestapo in Trinidad. 10:40.74N 61:37.91W
Sun 13 Apr 12:37 Inconvenience! What inconvenience?? 12:02.66N 61:44.82W
Sun 06 Apr 20:29 Oriole trashed! 12:27.48N 61:29.13W
Mar 2014
Sat 29 Mar 23:25 Benign conditions - no test for the leaks! 13:00.52N 61:14.30W
Sun 23 Mar 15:44 Administrative exhaustion and rough passage. 14:05.06N 60:57.51W
Sun 16 Mar 13:06 Ocean Cruising Club 60th Anniversary Meet in Prince Rupert's Bay, Dominica. 15:34.93N 61:27.92W
Sun 02 Mar 23:57 Another minor crisis averted! 15:52.20N 61:35.07W
Feb 2014
Sun 23 Feb 18:21 Visitors from HELL! 17:01.11N 61:46.26W
Mon 17 Feb 19:22 All systems GO! 17:01.11N 61:46.26W
Sun 09 Feb 21:07 Life goes slightly pear shaped. 17:01.11N 61:46.26W
Sun 02 Feb 21:30 There IS always something! 17:01.11N 61:46.26W
Jan 2014
Sun 26 Jan 22:43 What do we do? 17:01.11N 61:46.26W
Mon 20 Jan 15:13 Whatever will happen next? 15:34.89N 61:27.90W
Mon 13 Jan 00:53 Escape from Trinidad 13:00.54N 61:14.31W
2013
Dec 2013
Fri 27 Dec 21:42 Southern Ocean Adventure
Apr 2013
Tue 16 Apr 19:31 Living in a hot air dryer dryer. 10:40.76N 61:37.89W
Sun 07 Apr 21:36 Wet and Dry 12:27.51N 61:29.15W
Mon 01 Apr 19:26 Traditional local sloops and schooners 12:27.51N 61:29.15W
Mar 2013
Sun 24 Mar 16:47 Bequia with reggae. 13:00.53N 61:14.31W
Sat 16 Mar 21:27 What will the French get up to next? 14:26.29N 60:53.06W
Tue 12 Mar 00:25 Trades still on strike. 15:34.90N 61:27.90W
Sun 03 Mar 15:05 Escaped to the Saintes
Feb 2013
Sun 24 Feb 14:23 Blog censored! 17:01.04N 61:46.37W
Sun 17 Feb 12:40 Too much wind and no rugby! 17:05.24N 61:53.74W
Sun 10 Feb 12:56 All quiet again. 17:01.04N 61:46.37W
Sat 02 Feb 22:54 The Great Conch Hunt 17:00.57N 61:50.02W
Jan 2013
Sun 27 Jan 22:01 There's always something! 17:01.04N 61:46.37W
Sat 19 Jan 16:41 Crisis over! 17:01.04N 61:46.37W
Sun 13 Jan 22:54 EMERGENCY BLOG!!!!! 17:01.04N 61:46.37W
Sat 12 Jan 11:45 Somebody turned the switch! 17:01.04N 61:46.37W
Sun 06 Jan 21:20 Wow!! De wind is back. 17:01.04N 61:46.37W
2012
Dec 2012
Mon 31 Dec 12:16 Christmas in Bequia. 13:00.54N 61:14.26W
Sun 23 Dec 17:01 Up through the Grenadines to Bequia. 13:00.54N 61:14.26W
Fri 14 Dec 15:13 A month in Trinidad. 12:27.50N 61:29.17W
Apr 2012
Thu 12 Apr 23:21 Fast and furious at the end. 10:40.74N 61:37.93W
Tue 03 Apr 19:08 Great weather for diving 12:36.30N 61:27.00W
Mar 2012
Sun 25 Mar 22:09 Cook's tour of the Grenadines 12:27.52N 61:29.12W
Tue 20 Mar 10:39 Jet Maxima in control 12:36.29N 61:27.04W
Sun 11 Mar 21:52 The old boots are off 13:00.55N 61:14.27W
Sun 04 Mar 21:40 We don't do "weather windows". 13:00.55N 61:14.27W
Feb 2012
Sun 26 Feb 13:57 Loads a wind. 14:26.08N 60:53.13W
Sun 19 Feb 20:15 The weather is OK, it's just the forecasters! 14:42.63N 61:02.37W
Sun 12 Feb 21:59 There has been rather a lot of wind! 15:34.91N 61:27.81W
Mon 06 Feb 00:25 Something always needs fixing! 16:18.50N 61:47.85W
Jan 2012
Mon 30 Jan 15:35 Is nothing sacred! 17:01.07N 61:46.28W
Sat 21 Jan 23:18 Farewells. 17:04.53N 61:53.58W
Mon 16 Jan 12:14 Romance blossoms in Antigua. 17:01.07N 61:46.28W
Sun 08 Jan 12:55 Repeat - sailing is not a safe occupation. 17:01.07N 61:46.28W
Sun 01 Jan 14:53 It's all change in Antigua 17:01.07N 61:46.28W
2011
Dec 2011
Sun 25 Dec 16:07 Only just in time! 17:01.07N 61:46.28W
Sat 17 Dec 22:42 Dangerous game this yachting. 15:34.90N 61:27.90W
Mar 2011
Sun 27 Mar 15:59 Activity whirlwind to the end. 10:40.73N 61:37.90W
Mon 21 Mar 21:32 The social whirl continues. 12:27.40N 61:29.16W
Sun 13 Mar 14:29 All that glistens .......... 13:00.49N 61:14.37W
Sat 05 Mar 12:02 Just 'im and 'er again. 14:04.47N 60:56.98W
Feb 2011
Mon 28 Feb 12:27 Trades back in business again. 15:34.94N 61:27.80W
Sun 20 Feb 21:42 Light winds and fair weather 15:52.44N 61:35.78W
Mon 14 Feb 13:25 Forget the £5 notes. 17:01.09N 61:46.27W
Sat 05 Feb 16:20 Tearing up 5 pound notes! 17:01.08N 61:46.27W
Jan 2011
Mon 31 Jan 11:26 Away from the fleshpots 17:05.12N 61:41.38W
Sat 22 Jan 22:29 Out and about. 17:07.67N 61:53.22W
Sun 16 Jan 23:04 There's always something! 17:00.99N 61:46.42W
Mon 10 Jan 19:40 Feels like home. 17:00.98N 61:46.42W
Sun 02 Jan 22:17 Too much weather! 14:27.37N 60:52.03W
2010
Dec 2010
Mon 27 Dec 10:43 Christmas in Bequia 13:00.66N 61:14.64W
Sun 19 Dec 19:46 It's amazing how time flies 12:35.66N 61:24.66W
Apr 2010
Tue 27 Apr 17:29 Is the Caribbean getting too hot to hold? 10:41.86N 61:40.58W
Sat 17 Apr 19:09 There's more wind underwater? 12:27.37N 61:29.17W
Sun 11 Apr 13:19 Bequia Easter Regatta 12:36.34N 61:27.10W
Mar 2010
Mon 29 Mar 11:17 Mixed conditions. 13:00.63N 61:14.62W
Sat 20 Mar 18:44 More French leave 14:26.35N 60:52.97W
Sun 14 Mar 18:25 French leave. 14:04.43N 60:56.93W
Sat 06 Mar 16:42 Rock and Roll City 15:34.91N 61:27.94W
Tue 02 Mar 14:44 On the way south again 15:52.07N 61:35.16W
Feb 2010
Sun 21 Feb 19:10 Liming in Nonsuch 17:04.65N 61:40.22W
Sun 14 Feb 16:26 Wrecks and ashes 17:04.65N 61:40.22W
Sun 07 Feb 15:23 M&M and R&R 17:04.65N 61:40.22W
Tue 02 Feb 15:27 Sun,squalls,swells and WIND. 17:00.32N 61:45.72W
Jan 2010
Sun 24 Jan 17:52 Not all bliss in paradise. 17:00.87N 61:46.21W
Mon 18 Jan 11:14 Par - tee Time 17:00.87N 61:46.21W
Fri 01 Jan 16:56 Christmas and New Year in Bequia 13:00.69N 61:14.48W
2009
Dec 2009
Thu 24 Dec 12:37 Fast movers! 13:00.69N 61:14.48W
Apr 2009
Sun 26 Apr 14:22 Signing off. 10:40.75N 61:37.91W
Sun 19 Apr 17:11 Drawing to a close. 12:00.52N 61:44.04W
Mon 13 Apr 00:08 When you're tired of floating try sinking! 12:27.37N 61:29.21W
Mon 06 Apr 19:53 Southern Grenadines alias South Armagh. 12:36.31N 61:27.07W
Mar 2009
Mon 30 Mar 13:18 Lobsters? Not at that price! 12:34.97N 61:26.27W
Sun 22 Mar 15:09 Fast sailing, whales, turtles and guests. 13:00.65N 61:14.43W
Tue 17 Mar 21:54 Goodbye to Antigua 14:26.22N 60:53.22W
Thu 05 Mar 14:40 Frigates, sand and solitude. 17:38.94N 61:51.43W
Feb 2009
Mon 23 Feb 14:08 Recharging the batteries. 17:05.10N 61:41.42W
Sat 14 Feb 15:46 How do you leave Antigua? 17:00.94N 61:46.39W
Tue 10 Feb 20:16 Falmouth for orders 17:00.94N 61:46.39W
Jan 2009
Wed 28 Jan 23:30 Murder in Antigua 17:00.94N 61:46.39W
Sun 18 Jan 21:38 Liming in Antigua 17:00.94N 61:46.39W
Tue 13 Jan 20:08 Back with the fleshpots 17:00.94N 61:46.39W
Sun 04 Jan 21:07 Making tracks 15:52.18N 61:35.10W
2008
Dec 2008
Mon 29 Dec 13:05 Christmas in Bequia. 13:00.55N 61:14.30W
Tue 23 Dec 13:22 Cruising mode at last. 13:00.55N 61:14.30W
Sun 14 Dec 12:28 Ready to go? 10:40.76N 61:37.90W
Sun 07 Dec 17:52 Hard work and frustration 10:40.76N 61:37.90W
Mar 2008
Sat 29 Mar 14:44 All good things come to an end!. 10:41.87N 61:40.58W
Sat 22 Mar 14:39 Liming in Grenada 12:01.22N 61:40.77W
Sun 16 Mar 15:52 God is bowling googlies! 12:36.30N 61:27.00W
Mon 10 Mar 17:00 De sun.......he come back! 13:00.67N 61:14.39W
Tue 04 Mar 23:07 Don't laugh but.................the weather...................! 14:33.20N 61:03.40W
Feb 2008
Sun 24 Feb 14:28 Time to move south 15:52.21N 61:35.14W
Sun 17 Feb 12:15 Oriole with the superyachts. 17:01.00N 61:46.40W
Sun 10 Feb 16:23 What is the attraction in Antigua? 17:01.00N 61:46.40W
Sun 03 Feb 13:52 A leisurely circumnavigation of Antigua. 17:01.00N 61:46.40W
Fri 01 Feb 13:43 FIRE DOWN BELOW! 17:09.30N 61:45.70W
Jan 2008
Sun 20 Jan 22:04 Anchor is growing roots! 17:01.00N 61:46.40W
Sat 12 Jan 14:38 Excellence through discipline! 17:01.00N 61:46.40W
Sat 05 Jan 21:22 We still here man! 17:01.00N 61:46.40W
2007
Dec 2007
Sat 29 Dec 23:57 Time to move, but not far! 17:01.00N 61:46.40W
Sun 23 Dec 15:29 Peace in Antigua 17:01.00N 61:46.40W
Sat 15 Dec 21:35 Stormy weather 16:18.46N 61:47.86W
Mon 10 Dec 15:19 Finally underway 12:35.51N 61:30.18W
Apr 2007
Mon 23 Apr 11:14 The calm before the storm.
Mon 16 Apr 15:50 Wildlife and cricket. 12:00.05N 61:44.48W
Sun 08 Apr 16:18 Southern Grenadines border area 12:27.40N 61:29.22W
Mar 2007
Sat 31 Mar 23:50 Surgical Charter Party 12:36.31N 61:27.06W
Sun 25 Mar 17:17 Liming in Bequia
Sun 18 Mar 23:35 Bequia at its best. 13:00.19N 61:14.60W
Mon 12 Mar 20:29 Catwalk in Bequia. 13:00.19N 61:14.60W
Sun 04 Mar 14:50 Taking roots? 14:27.64N 60:52.09W
Feb 2007
Sun 25 Feb 16:59 Do we love the French? 14:25.00N 60:53.25W
Sat 17 Feb 20:08 Cold turkey on Oriole 14:04.58N 60:56.95W
Sat 10 Feb 18:52 Could it be safer at sea? 15:52.19N 61:35.05W
Mon 05 Feb 17:24 Superyachts plus plus 17:00.90N 61:46.40W
Jan 2007
Sat 27 Jan 22:07 The charter must go on. 17:00.90N 61:46.40W
Sun 21 Jan 20:22 Whistle stop charter 15:52.18N 61:35.04W
Sun 14 Jan 12:20 All change! 17:01.00N 61:46.42W
Sun 07 Jan 15:46 Reefs, islands and volcanos. 17:08.64N 61:43.67W
Tue 02 Jan 01:31 Oriole abandons the fleshpots. 17:04.43N 61:40.41W
2006
Dec 2006
Sun 24 Dec 14:05 Christmas preparations. 17:00.47N 61:45.87W
Sat 16 Dec 23:47 Paradise regained. 17:00.98N 61:46.40W
Sun 10 Dec 20:52 Overcast in paradise 13:00.91N 61:14.64W
Mon 04 Dec 12:29 Still in Trinidad 10:40.74N 61:37.89W
Nov 2006
Mon 27 Nov 22:18 Fitting out in Trinidad
Apr 2006
Tue 25 Apr 01:09 Return to Trinidad
Sat 15 Apr 16:46 Happy Easter from Grenada
Sun 09 Apr 15:55 Relaxed Grenadine quicktour.
Sun 02 Apr 15:23 The clans are gathering.
Mar 2006
Sun 26 Mar 15:41 Oriole FOR SALE - briefly.
Sun 19 Mar 14:37 Oriole and Mirabella V leave Antigua
Tue 14 Mar 16:25 The long and the short and the tall
Tue 14 Mar 16:13 What? no more Virgins.
Feb 2006
Sun 26 Feb 14:40 First Class Passageros
Sun 19 Feb 19:10 USVIs to BVIs
Sat 11 Feb 16:14 Idyllic anchorages
Sun 05 Feb 17:18 Gracias senorita
Jan 2006
Sun 29 Jan 19:01 The wet and windy Virgins
Mon 23 Jan 16:49 Hey man its blowing hard.
Sun 15 Jan 18:50 Chilling out in Anguilla.
Sun 08 Jan 21:44 Tropical Storm Zeta.
Sun 01 Jan 16:28 Falmouth Harbour day working.
2005
Dec 2005
Sun 25 Dec 22:52 Christmas greetings from Antigua
Sun 18 Dec 19:23 Hard tack for Christmas
Sun 04 Dec 17:54 Raining in Trinidad
Nov 2005
Sun 27 Nov 17:21 What a twit!
Mon 21 Nov 11:51 Waterborne at last
May 2005
Sun 01 May 19:29 Laying up in Chagaramus, Trinidad
Apr 2005
Sun 24 Apr 15:56 Hog Island, Grenada.
Sun 17 Apr 16:56 Tyrrel Bay Carriacou.
Sun 10 Apr 18:56 Mad social whirl.
Sun 03 Apr 15:41 Fast and furious with noise and smoke.
Mar 2005
Sun 27 Mar 17:33 Da wind, he com back!
Sun 20 Mar 22:56 St Kitts ? next year
Sun 13 Mar 15:27 Antigua
Sun 06 Mar 20:04 Islands to Leeward.
Feb 2005
Sun 27 Feb 15:06 Martinique East Coast
Sun 20 Feb 16:37 Missing Photos
Fri 18 Feb 15:03 Guests! Who'd have them?
Sun 13 Feb 14:20 Still nah wind!
Sat 05 Feb 21:14 Whar da trade winds man!
Jan 2005
Sun 30 Jan 15:37 Oriole in St Lucia
Sun 23 Jan 23:07 Oriole in the Grenadines
Sun 16 Jan 21:35 Trinidad no longer!
Sun 09 Jan 15:14 Growing roots in Trinidad
Sun 02 Jan 15:55 Still in Trinidad
2004
Dec 2004
Sun 26 Dec 12:53 Christmas in Trinidad
Sun 19 Dec 11:24 Trinidad.
Sat 11 Dec 20:12 Oriole back in her element.
Oct 2004
Sun 31 Oct 18:13 Still fitting out at St David's
Sun 24 Oct 19:43 Grenada Post Hurricane Ivan
Apr 2004
Sun 04 Apr 11:58 Laid up.
Mar 2004
Sat 27 Mar 18:00 Mother's Day?
Sat 20 Mar 23:09 Liming in the Grenadines.
Sat 13 Mar 20:08 Oriole on charter.
Sun 07 Mar 11:40 Change over day
Feb 2004
Sat 28 Feb 18:36 In the lee of the Windwards
Sat 21 Feb 20:48 Quid pro quo.
Sat 14 Feb 21:19 Islands which Brush the Clouds
Sat 07 Feb 18:18 High pressure sailing
Sun 01 Feb 12:49 Polluted in St Martin
Jan 2004
Sun 25 Jan 18:29 Escape from English Harbour
Sun 18 Jan 17:03 Sunshine, showers and almost no wind.
Sun 11 Jan 22:02 Harbour rot cured
Sat 03 Jan 13:59 Christmas winds.
2003
Dec 2003
Sat 27 Dec 18:51 Retired to cure hangover.
Sun 21 Dec 19:51 Bequia to Martinique
Sat 13 Dec 19:55 Grenadine perambulation
Sat 06 Dec 19:38 Tropical storms and white whales
Nov 2003
Sun 30 Nov 14:43 Whar de sun gone mun?
Sat 22 Nov 16:57 Chasing the World Cup
Sun 16 Nov 14:55 Tyrell Bay, Carriacou.
Sat 08 Nov 16:05 Certified divers
Sun 02 Nov 12:23 Oriole launched
Apr 2003
Sun 06 Apr 20:01 St David's Grenada. 12°00'N 61°40'W
Mar 2003
Sun 23 Mar 18:15 Hog Island, Grenada 12°38'N 61°23'W
Sat 15 Mar 20:08 Windward Bay, Mayreau, St Vincent Grenadines
Sat 08 Mar 23:02 Admiralty Bay, Bequia, St Vincent. 13°00'N 61°15'W
Sun 02 Mar 23:36 Anse de Piton, St Lucia 13°49'N 61°04'W
Feb 2003
Sun 23 Feb 22:10 Marigot Bay, St. Lucia.
Sun 16 Feb 19:36 Pigeon Island, Rodney Bay, St.Lucia.
Sun 09 Feb 20:46 Anse de Ste Anne, Martinique
Sun 02 Feb 20:08 Cul de Sac du Marin, Martinique, 14°26'N 60°54'W
Jan 2003
Sun 26 Jan 18:40 Anse de Marin, Martinique.
Sat 18 Jan 23:41 Ile Gozier, Guadaloupe.
Sun 12 Jan 21:04 12/01/03 Iles des Saintes
Sun 05 Jan 16:56 Deshaies Bay, Guadeloupe
2002
Dec 2002
Tue 31 Dec 15:29 Nelson's Dockyard, Antigua
Sun 29 Dec 22:07 Anchorage off Green Island, Nonsuch Bay
Sun 29 Dec 21:52 29/12/02 Nonsuch Bay
Wed 25 Dec 14:48 Antiguan life
Sun 22 Dec 22:23 22/12/02 Falmouth Harbour, Antigua
Sun 15 Dec 17:42 English Harbour, Antigua.
Thu 12 Dec 21:26 English Harbour, Antigua
Sun 08 Dec 16:58 08/12/02 17º03N 51º44W
Sat 07 Dec 15:23 16 39N 44 18W
Sun 01 Dec 16:42 1/12/02 17°05N 32º56W On Passage from Cape Verdes to?
Nov 2002
Sun 24 Nov 17:55 (no subject)
Sun 24 Nov 16:38 16°53N 25º00W Mindelo Harbour, Cape Verde Islands
Sun 17 Nov 17:19 Oriole leaves Lanzarote
Oct 2002
Sun 13 Oct 12:30 Puerto Calero - Lanzarote 28°55'N 13°42'W
Sun 06 Oct 11:13 Oriole 29°42'N 13°04W
Sep 2002
Sun 29 Sep 19:12 Portimao - Algarve 37°07'N 8°31'W
Sun 22 Sep 11:25 Alvor - Algarve 37°07'N 8°37'W
Sat 14 Sep 16:23 Sunny Algarve!!
Sat 07 Sep 18:12 Postcard from Cascais, Portugal
Aug 2002
Sat 31 Aug 15:10 Oriole in Portugal
Sat 24 Aug 18:27 Oriole in Portosin, NW Spain
Mon 19 Aug 15:14 Oriole's progress from Plymouth - Camaret
Thu 08 Aug 15:16 Introduction to Oriole's diary