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Each trip to the Caribbean is an adventure.  The trip reports that describe those adventures are captured here in living color.  They provide the opportunity for any Suspect to tell it like it wasn’t.  Some of these stories are even true!

 

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New Nov. '11

Limbo Dancing - A trip report from John Dillon and Darcy Simon, featuring a rare experience by John crewing aboard the Limbo Dance in the 2008 Bequia Easter Regatta!


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New Jul. '06

Another Sail in Silk Pajamas!: Summer '05 - Terry Shuster and Kristin Hunter return to St. Lucia for more sailtales aboard Silk Pajamas.  

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New Jul. '06

Trip to St. Lucia: Summer '04 - Terry Shuster and Kristin Hunter share sailtales of their Summer 2004 trip to St. Lucia aboard Silk Pajamas.  

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New Apr. '05

February 2005 - Le Large Adventure - Field correspondents and fellow Caribbean aficionados Tim and Connie Cree share their experiences from St. Lucia to The Grenadines on the fully-crewed charter Le Large.  Needless to say, it was their BIG adventure.

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New Apr. '04

February 2004 Adventure - The Shmoopy Trip - From Dudes to couples, learn more about schnuggling in The Grenadines.  Find out about the most recent refinements to the perfect Grenadines itinerary, the latest Boat Boy developments, as well as the ongoing saga of the Tobago Cays Marine Park management deal.

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New Oct. '03

The Christening of Silk Pajamas - Terry Shuster and Kristin Hunter return to The Grenadines to christen their new boat Silk Pajamas.  Read about the experience of stepping on a boat for the first time as new owners and spending several weeks cruising aboard her in a tropical paradise.  Absolute magic!

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New Jun. '03

Dude’s Cruise II: Operation Amber Squall  - Read all about this flotilla of three boats and seventeen guests who invaded The Grenadines April 25 through May 6.  Learn why the mission was called Operation Amber Squall.  Find out what happened in Basil’s Bar Mustique, the real affects of SARS, the power failure on board the boat, the taking of Mopion, our fishing expeditions, and the latest Boat Boy buzz.  It’s all here.

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New May '03

TravelTalkOnline North Party 2003 - Twenty-seven total strangers, one winter storm, plenty of rum, lots of stories.  Find out what really happened at this infamous party.

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New Apr. '03

St Martin Cruising: Better than the Grenadines? - Three-time contributor Robert Sherer shares his experiences cruising St. Martin, Anguilla, and St. Barths.  He also provides an insightful comparison to The Grenadines that you will not want to miss.

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New Feb. '03

Christmas In De Ilons - The trip report that tells how a different group of Unusual Suspects spent a most unusual Christmas 2002.  It was certainly not a white one!

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New Oct. 14 '02
Updated Nov. '02

Of Cats and Boys - Four Dudes, two hulls, one destination.  This is the true story of how a stockbroker, a Navy media specialist,  a podiatrist, and a telecom consultant joined forces for the Dudes Cruise in the British Virgin Islands.  Joint exercises of the Canadian and USA Olympic Bullshitting Teams were completed with plenty of incidents.  Find out about the beaching of Mama Cocha, boarding important vessels, keeping clean in a thunderstorm, swimming with marine life, Painkillers & Bushwackers, and recovering from DIFSA.  It’s all here.

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New Oct. '02

“Twice as Spectacular” - Terry Shuster and Kristin Hunter return to The Grenadines for a second time in August of this year, completing back-to-back ten-day charters aboard a Jeanneau 42 and Beneteau 50.  This report provides an up close and personal account of their unique experience with the people of The Grenadines.

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New Aug. '02

Garrett’s New Zealand Adventure - Mom Julie Hughes recaps micro-suspect Garrett Holmes’ first sailing adventure away from home as he takes on the Harauki Gulf in New Zealand.

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New Apr. '02
Updated May '02

Teds Excellent Adventure - The official account of Ted Reilly’s journey to paradise, from the pen of your most trusted source, a Prime Suspect.

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New Apr. '02

“Another Great Adventure” - Robert Sherer writes about his return to The Grenadines for the second time in two years.  On this excursion, Robert and his guests enjoyed a more personal relationship with many of the locals.  Endless snorkeling and great dining capped off a perfect trip.

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New Jan. '02

December 2001 Adventure - The Paradise Routine - Trips to The Grenadines go so smoothly now that paradise has become routine.  Find out the most recent happenings in paradise, from the Boat Boys to Mayreau highway construction to space junk.  Follow the Suspects on their Pilgrimage to Mecca - a visit to the Mount Gay Rum Distillery in Barbados.

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New Nov. '01

Field Correspondent Harman Stinson has returned from the Windward Islands from his quest to discover every brand of beer offered there.  His incredible “Odyssey of Suds” is described in The Quest to Discover the Beers of the Windward Islands.

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New Nov. '01

St Vincent & The Grenadines - “Just the two of us, one phenomenal trip” are the words Hervé Liegeois used to describe his June 2001 trip.  That trip is described online on his website, complete with photos.

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New Oct. '01

Operation “Porto Flip” - Roy Burley and the crew of Porto Flip from Calgary leave the Stampede behind in search of adventure of a different sort.  Roy provides a colorful description of their odyssey through The Grenadines, down to Grenada, and back.

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New Oct. '01

The Greek Islands, W.I. - Ottawa resident Keith MacDonald, who actively practices The Usual Suspects lifestyle, while contributing to the immense body of research in this field, ventured to the Greek Islands to further that research.  Discover his secrets for preparing for that trip,  in Part 1 of a two-part series, The Greek Islands, W.I.

Part 2 of the series is due in a future update.

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New Sep. '01

“Spectacular” - These are the words that Terry Shuster used to describe his July 2001 experience in The Grenadines.  Read about his double adventure cruising The Grenadines back-to-back on two separate boats.

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New Aug. '01

CruiseNews is the definitive site for sailing and cruising stories.  Given a Suspect’s appetite for a good story, a visit to this website is a must.

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New Sep. '01

Cruiser Log is another definitive web site for the serious cruiser.  It contains recent yacht positions of cruisers worldwide, narratives, radio networks, classifieds, crew finder, a chat room, and a message board.  Updated regularly, this site is worth a visit.

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New Jul. '01

“One Great Adventure” - A Trip Report from Bob Sherer.  During the last half of 2000, Bob communicated with the Suspects about possible Grenadines adventures.  In February 2001, he finally put his plan to work.  His report describes that adventure.

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New Apr. '01

Thirteen Days in the Life Aboard “The Usual Suspects” - The latest Suspects, Jeff Long and Silvia Presenza, write about their February 2001 adventure in paradise aboard The Usual Suspects.  Their perspective on life in the slow lane is most entertaining.

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New Apr. '01

February 2001 Adventure - Survivor III The Grenadines.  For those of you who can’t handle the truth, there is a highly suspect version of the same adventure that is 99.44% fact-free.  Find out how a lawyer, a spin doctor, and two lumberjacks avoid being voted off the boat.

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New Jan. '01

December 2000 Adventure - The Isle of Spice.   Complete trip report on the activities from our December 2000 adventure in Grenada.  We did not have to invade the country to have a good time.

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New Aug. '00

April 2000 Adventure - The Grenadines. Trip Report from the April 2000 adventure in The Grenadines.  Facts were rearranged to punish the innocent and protect the guilty.

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New Oct. '00

November 1999 Adventure - Tangle With “Wrong-Way” Lenny.  Report from the November 1999 adventure in St. Lucia and Martinique, where we came face to face with Hurricane Lenny. 

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New Jan. '01

The complete record of the trip of a lifetime.  Don Boyd and Joni Crosby from Montreal Canada completed a 17 month journey to the Caribbean and South America aboard their CS27 Destiny Calls.  Their log entries were posted to the web while they cruised from port to port, and provided us back home with a blast of great humor and entertainment every other week.  These logs are mandatory reading in Canadian Secondary Schools.

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New Jan. '01
Updated Jul. '01

No longer wannabe cruisers, Jim (Scurvy Dog #6 on Destiny Calls) and Janette Laverdiere from Montreal have completed their trip of a lifetime aboard CS33 Borean Read about their six month cruise from Florida to the Bahamas on their website.

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