Dan Carlson

When COVID hit in spring of 2020 we were in Ile de Saintes (Caribbean). We spent an idyllic two months.locked down there with a great small community of cruisers. Then with all of the southern islands locked down we sailed north to the USVI and joined the Salty Dawgs Homeward Bound flotilla back to US Chesapeake Bay for 2020 hurricane season haul out.

In the fall of 2020 we joined the Salty Dawgs again for the southward journey, but decided to extend our stay in Bermuda to six weeks due to the safety of the island and several cruising friends there. Then we spent December and January in Antigua and Barbuda (almost nobody along the western low bay anchorages of Barbuda and plenty of places to get away from people around Antigua).  Then we received permission to enter Martinique to get rigging replaced and other work by the Amel group there in February and first half of March.  We then sailed north to St Croix USVI at the end of March to get our COVID shots and sail back to the Chesapeake Bay in early May. 

We moved slower and more thoughtfully due to the various regulations and risks. We enjoyed a small group of cruisers in each location where we stayed. We were able to have family members visit us in Antigua and St Croix, but some other friends were blocked by the restrictions. The COVID situation was very dynamic in the Caribbean islands so we had to keep our plans open and move when we could/should. Over all BeBe was a very good place to be last season.

We will attempt to do a similar route again this season.

Best regards, Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe, sm #387

On Wed, Aug 18, 2021, 6:39 AM Davi Rozgonyi <davi.rozgonyi@...> wrote:
Living on our super maramu has been a godsend the past 2 years of lockdowns here in Europe. We're not ever in a hurry though, so. Got my whole to do list done over last winter, been hanging around a tiny Greek island all summer, vaxxed and safe, swimming, sailing, diving. I feel awful for our friends in cities with this stuff going on. 

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