We would like to extend an open invitation to all who are looking to do some charitable work in the new year. The message below comes from cruisers Karen and Sandy from Good Samaritan of Haiti. They live aboard in the British Virgin Islands and are looking for cruisers interested in cruising for a cause in March to Haiti.
Catalina. A backyard destination for millions of Southern Californians. Just 86 miles away from my home in San Diego, and really a just a hop, skip and a jump from the Los Angeles area. For many, Catalina is a sanctuary for those looking to set their watch to island time. Unless you have a boat […]
Many of us are always eager to travel (“duh”, you might say). That’s why we read Cruising Outpost, and that’s why we take every chance we get and explore a new destination. Well, I’ve been on a budget for sometime now, and although I am fortunate that I have friends I can stay with in […]
It was a destination that rivaled all others. Hope Town, Abaco was not only the picturesque bahamian spot to pick up a mooring ball, but it was a place worth spending two nights of a short week-long trip. Again, we had our scares when it came to getting into port. This time, it wasn’t just […]
Man-O-War Cay was a place like no other. It had it’s own unique charm that somewhat resembled what I imagine the south was like 70 years ago. Man-O-War was our second to last stop on the last leg of our journey. Known for the fact it was an island that did not sell booze, quite […]
Our adventure starts off at the Dream Yacht Charter Marina in Marsh Harbor, Great Abaco Island, Bahamas. It’s the beginning of November and although we are on the verge of the season, the rain clouds are here to stay. I hadn’t been on a monohull in a few years and while the other four boats […]
Officially known as the the Island of Mauritius (Recently, many people have been referring to it as the island with a waterfall under the sea) is a nation in the Indian Ocean about 1,200 mi off the southeast coast of Africa. The island is part of the Republic of Mauritius which includes the islands of […]
October is finally upon us and Halloween is just around the corner (So is Thanksgiving and Christmas/ Hanukkah/ Kwanzaa for that matter). Since many fellow Outposters are near and far, we wanted to share with you different ways that people celebrate around the world and at sea. Halloween Beginnings: Today’s Halloween customs are thought to […]
The Islands of Frenando de Noronha are a chain of 21 volcanic islands that lie in the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of Brazil. The largest island is about 7 sq. miles and is the only populated island with approx. 3,500 inhabitants. (Can you guess the name of the main island?- It’s Fernando de Noronha!). The […]
It is estimated by the United Nations that there are more than 3 million shipwrecks around the world. Each of these vessels are a piece of history that tells a great tale of what once was. Some of these vessels are beached, while others you’ll need to take dive into the big blue to see. […]
Despite millions of people visiting Thailand each year, there are still islands untouched by mass tourism. Koh Yao Noi, meaning “Big Yao Island” is considered one of the last areas of Thailand that you can explore in a single afternoon. Situated in the middle of Phang Nga Bay, less than 4,500 people populate the island of […]
Roads? You don’t need no stinking roads! Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel (Central-Eastern Netherlands). Giethoorn is known as carefree town known in the Netherlands. “Venice of the North” or “Venice of the Netherlands” as it is called. It became locally famous, especially after 1958, when the Dutch film maker Bert […]
With a name that might be intimidating to pronounce right off the bat, Zihuatanejo (zee-what-a-nay-who) Mexico is a cruisers harbor through and through. Many cruisers keep their boats there during the winter since it is consider a relatively safe and beautiful bay. The bay has five beaches including: Playa del Puerto aka La Playa Principal (located […]
Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Australia. It comprises three reef islands and six true atolls and Its nearest neighbors are Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa and Fiji. It has a population of a little more than 12,000 residents, which makes it the […]
The Faroe islands are a place that look like the setting for “Game of Thrones” or “The Hobbit”. These islands take you back in time with their majestic green mountains and deep blue seas. A part of Denmark, the islands are situated between Iceland and Norway. The islands are astonishingly well-connected and are easy to navigate.