Saturday, May 29, 2010

Change of weather

5 month of 27 C during the day with sun and moostly nice wind, at night min 24 C

Now 28 C and already 2 day's cloudy, and today also sudden 20knts wind with rain, midday to day with 35knts and that ment that several yachts went draging. On one there was noboddy on board. It is now down at the other end of the lagoon, several people were had pulled it around a catemaran where also noboddy was onboard.

I had the same problem here 2 month ago, suddenly my 16 kg Britany anchor was not holding any more after 6 years no problem.. strange.. OK, now a 30kg immitation Bruce, a real Bruce is not for sale on the island, only immitations at 1/4 the price of a Bruce, wondering how much pleasure I am going to have of this much safer anchor.
Wind is South West, not normal direction, all boats anchored came in to the Lagoon, because outside waves and wind were directly into Simpson Bay.. no fun out there now.

Next 4 days little wind.. tmp to 29 C and after that 29 C and 4 bfrd... and from East, ideal wind and weather to go south, but it is a week to early for me I think...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Still St Maarten

Ai, propshaft (and everything) very dirty, I cleaned bottom 2 mounth ago, ok, we do it again..
this is as good as it gets, end and bow of Condor.

Anchored Great Bay, Phillipsburg.
New heavier Anchor 30kg, will be hard to make that fit where the chain comes out..
Billy went snorkeling behind the hills, in Little bay.

Last Carib (beer) for Bill on St Maarten, back to Toronto.

Buccaneer Beach bar.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tender to Condor... Carib style

People really like the way I travel...

3 liners parked behind us for the day (0700 -1800), sometimes there are 7 (1 has to stay ouside then...)

Oasis of the seas.. 5 month old 360m long, 60m high, 47 wide, 9.3m deep, speed 20.2 knots, 1.4usd billion, 2165 crew, capasity: 5400-7600 7 night trip 760-1800usd

Billy Russell St Maarten

Monday, May 10, 2010


Bill arrived sunday for a weeks stay..

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Very busy 2010 hurricane season?

Tropical cyclone heat potential map
sea surface teperatures now..

A forecast is: 16 Named Storms, 9 Hurricanes and 4 major Hurricanes...

-Atlantic will remain warmer than normal
- El Nino weaker at heart of hurricane season, will not cool water
- Sea level pressures lower, lighter winds and less wind shears= more available moisture and in the end higher sea surface temeratures (july-september)
-above average sealevel pressures in east Pacific means air will be sinking in east Pacific and rising in Atlantic basin. Rising air promotes more storminess

So with sea surface temperatures running above normal and forecast lower than normal surface pressures; first storm in early june if not before then...

this comes from

so I will go to Grenada/Trinidad and later Curacao end of may again.. supposed to be safe there..