Recipe: Roast Chicken with Parsley Cream Sauce (Pressure Cooker)

Ingredients: 1-2 onions, sliced 1-2 tablespoons butter (optional) 1.5 cups of dry white wine 2 heads of garlic, peeled 1 small can of sliced mushrooms 1.5 cups chicken stock 1 whole chicken (4-5 lbs or whatever will fit in your pressure cooker) herbs de provence 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped fine 3 sprigs fresh thyme

Snorkeling at Ille Cabrit, Les Saintes (Part 2)

Okay. So we never made it over to the Sugarloaf. The conditions while we were in Les Saintes were typically quite poor weather-wise, and even getting into town on the main island some days was a bit dicey. We still had lots of fun snorkeling off the back of the boat, but it just never

Snorkeling at Ille Cabrit, Les Saintes

Here are some of our photos from Ille Cabrit in Les Saintes. We’ll try to get over to the Sugarloaf in the next few days so we can compare. We’ve heard very good things about it.

Exploring Les Saintes

I’m really tempted not to say anything nice about Les Saintes. In fact, it is awful here. Never come here! Oh…. alright. I’m lying. Les Saintes is an absolute gem. It combines the best of civilization (good restaurants, decent provisioning, no IRS offices) with great access to nature and even a few undeveloped pocket anchorages.

Portsmouth, Dominica to Les Saintes

Miles: 19 Hours: 3 Portsmouth turned out to be a pretty decent anchorage in terms of holding and protection from the typically easterly seas. Unfortunately it is also a very loud anchorage. Wednesday (allegedly), Friday, and Saturday were the worst in terms of music from the shore. Much like Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou, the sound systems

1st Year Cruising Review

We’ve travelled 3,281 nm since we left Kemah, TX last February, and 4,656 nm overall since purchasing our vessel. How we spent our nights: 6 nights on land, 2 with the boat on land 277 nights in a marina or at a dock 56 nights at anchor or on a mooring ball 27 nights at

Marin, Martinique to Portsmouth, Dominica

Miles: 118 (including a 32 mile round trip to Anse d’Artlet) Hours: 13 After we splashed following the haulout, we decided to head over to Anse d’Artlet again before heading north to Dominica. It is really a no brainer as the French provide copious free mooring balls at Anse d’Artlet and the snorkeling is fantastic.

Haulout at Carenantilles, Martinique

After having difficulty sourcing a replacement stuffing box in Grenada, we decided to take our French built boat to a French island to get a new one installed. It is by no means cheap to get work done in Martinique, however we have only positive things to say about the experience and the professional and

Exploring Martinique

Renting a car in Martinique proved to be slightly more difficult than in Guadeloupe. The Avis office in the marina told us to, quite literally, come back in two weeks and see if they had anything available. They weren’t taking reservations. We were stuck with another company, Jumbo Car, that turned out to be run

Carriacou, Grenada to Marin, Martinique

Miles: 127 Hours: 26 We had a lovely sail from Carriacou to Martinique with the winds east-southeast at 10 to 15 knots and 1 to 3 foot easterly seas. Even though we had full sail up, we had to run the engine overnight because we are still having trouble with our failing house battery bank.