Annemarie and Volker have been traveling the world on their sailing boat "Escape" since early 2019. Escape, a CNB 66, was launched in March 2019 and to date, Feb 2021, the couple have sailed around 8,000 nautical miles.
They joined the Salty Dawgs Fall Rally and set off from Hampton, VA on November 2nd 2020 , next stop Antigua. After following their blog for a while, we said "could we share your Antigua & Babuda leg", and they said "yes of course".
So, as an insight into sailing around our two little Islands in the Caribbean during a worldwide pandemic we think you might like this chapter in their journey.
To see all of their story use any of the links with each blog below.
Why So Much Boating Work
I have heard this question several times recently. At the beginning I also did not understand why a boat, even if it is new, like escape, has to be permanently repaired and serviced.
28th February 2021
From the Northwest of Antigua Back to Barbuda
After we have stocked up with fresh provisions in Jolly Harbor , we would like to explore some anchor bays in northwest Antigua that we do not yet know.
19th January 2021
Superyacht Show at the Anchorage
Antigua is not called the “hotspot of super yachts” in the Caribbean for nothing. While Escape is at anchor off Green Island, a huge motor yacht pulls into the bay.
1st January 2021
Blue Water Life off Green Island Antigua
escape is located on a buoy in Nonsuch Bay, which is bordered on one side by the idyllic islet “Green Island”. As you can see on the cover picture, left, the reef begins right behind us. Every day the skipper asks himself whether the buoy is really holding or whether he should lower the boat.
31st December 2020
Small Sailing Trip Off Antigua
We have adapted our travel speed to the circumstances. Escape lay in Nelson's Dockyard for over three weeks and we enjoyed the sweet life of Antigua .
30th December 2020
How Do You Adopt a Donkey
On our island tour we also visit the Antigua Donkey Sanctuary, a care station for abandoned donkeys. The skipper would have liked to cross this program point from the list, but he had to bow to the majority.
28th December 2020
Check in in Antigua in Times of COVID
When we drop anchor after the turbulent passage in English Harbor, we have arrived at our destination, but have not yet officially entered Antigua. A lot of formalities still have to be dealt with first. I finally have an active part in this trip.
Passage from Chesapeake Bay to Antigua.
After the second day of our passage has quietly come to an end, I do the first night watch. It is quiet; the skipper sleeps down in the cabin. I'm happy when he comes up around 0.30am and takes over the watch.