Ready for Guadeloupe in 2010

Guadeloupe mapToday I took the plunge and dropped the deposit for my CYA Intermediate Cruising certification in the Caribbean. I could have taken it here in Toronto out on Lake Ontario, but I can sail on Lake Ontario anytime. The cruise starts in Guadeloupe and we sail to Îles des Saintes. It will be my second time to the Caribbean, but my first time sailing there. Last year I was in Grenada and got a wicked sun burn and brought a cold with me, but it was still a fantastic experience and I can’t wait to visit another Caribbean place. I also plan on visiting Grenada again sometime, possibly on a boat, the people in this country are amazing.

The trip is in February when it is blisteringly cold here in Toronto, so it will be a nice retreat. I hope to bring back parts of my experience and share what I learn here. If you are interested in sailing to the Caribbean and live in Toronto then check out Queen’s Quay Sailing and Powerboating for details on the trip.

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Last years trip to Grenada on Flickr.