Tobago Cays: Lost in a windy paradise!

Von |2022-12-29T16:51:10+01:00Dezember 29th, 2022|Kategorien: Sailing|Tags: , , , , |

Known as the “Jewel in the Crown” of the Southern Grenadines, Tobago Cays Marine Park comprises five picture-perfect, uninhabited islands surrounded by a clear lagoon. Small beaches of white sand blend into luminous clear water. North Star on the left, Ambra on the right! There are two main anchorages in Tobago Cays. The first is on the north side of the reef. There are mooring buoys and places to anchor between two tiny islands. The anchorage is, however, open to the full force of the ocean winds, which are sometimes strong. You can anchor just west of Petit Rameau, in the cut between Petit Rameau and Petit Bateau, to the north or south of Baradel, or between Baradel and the other islands. Here, you’ll find sea turtle nesting sites and feeding areas, small systems of mangroves, and the most well-developed coral reef complexes in St. Vincent. Swim with the resident turtles, snorkel around the almost 2.5-mile-long Horseshoe Reef, or simply relax on a magnificent white-sand beach—each island has at least one. If kite surfing is your thing, the Tobago Cays are an excellent destination to tear across the water behind the protection of the reef and with the steady trades in your kite. Arrange for a beach barbeque with one of the local boat boys! (Romeo is our favorite!) Dancing on the beach after Dinner If you don’t find the boat boy vendors, they’ll find you. They can help you out with most anything you need: supplies, ice, quick trip to one of the other islands, etc. Just ask and they will probably figure out a way to make it happen for you. Vendors that sell shirts, food, etc are limited to Petit Bateau at the north beach. The reef Many specialize in beach barbeques and will be happy to [...]

How to cook in the middle of the Atlantic !!!

Von |2022-11-26T06:52:44+01:00November 23rd, 2022|Kategorien: Atlantic Crossing, cooking, On Bord, Sailing, Worldcruising|Tags: , , , , |

Where we are now! Thomas and Andreas Ambra Food Blog, Arc Atlantic crossing 2022, from Thomas and Andreas Cooking on board can be quite challenging As we are both passionate hobby cooks we wanted to challenge ourselves and see how good we could cook in the middle of the Atlantic. Preparing the meals We had the luxury to prepare everything in an rb&b apartment in Las Palmas during 7 days prior to our departure on the 20th November 2022. Cooking with a view So we decided to precook and pressure can about half of the hot dinners. We planned for 16 days plus 2 days safety on top. Andreas had brought a pressure canner on his lap as hand luggage in the airplane from Cologne. An unusual carry on item in an airplane seat. Next challenge was to find the properly sized pressure Glas containers in Las Palmas, that would fit our pot. For 8 dishes needed around 24 containers. After several scouting trips in the neighborhood and with the help of scout Melli, we bought about 30 containers plus some smaller sized ones for confined tomatoes and garlic. This allowed us to pressure can our precooked meals at 120 degrees in order to make sure any botulism (although very rare) is wiped out. We decided to precook about half of the dinners and cook the rest ‘live’. We managed to cook about two meals a day in the apartment as the glasses had to be under pressure for an 1,5 hours. We prepared oriental lamb with raisins, figues, pine nuts. Spanish porc with walnuts and apples. Rabbit stew with roasted chestnut sauce, a really good Bolognese with self made veal stock, Italian Salciccia sauce with anis and white wine, chili von carne with chipotle jalapeño and smoked peppers, boeuf [...]

Das Meer ist wie Dein Unterbewusstsein – es ist immer stärker als Du! Wenn Du Dich wirklich kennenlernen möchtest, dann fahr zur See!

Von |2018-12-09T12:26:31+01:00Dezember 3rd, 2018|Kategorien: Worldcruising|Tags: , , , |

Seitdem ich vom Segelvirus befallen bin, möchte ich gerne anderen zeigen, wie wunderschön es ist, wenn die Küste am Horizont verschwindet. Was das Meer dann mit einem machen kann, ist unbeschreiblich. Die Zeit vergeht anders, der Blick auf die Welt und das Leben verändert sich. Wir, die Crew der Victoria, sind dankbar, dass wir die Leidenschaft für das Reisen auf dem Wasser vermitteln können. Unsere Segelreisen sind für uns die schönste Art, die Natur zu erkunden und neue Länder und Inseln zu entdecken. Es gibt viele gute Gründe, mit aller Leidenschaft auf Langfahrt zu gehen, ganz wichtig ist für uns das Gefühl von Freiheit und die ständige Inspiration. Apropos Inspiration: Der lange Winter gibt uns allen jetzt die Möglichkeit sich auf die wichtigen Dinge des Lebens zu besinnen, wie zum Beispiel die nächsten Segelreisen zu planen oder auch die spannenden Berichte von anderen Fernweh-Süchtigen zu lesen. Hier meine Top 5 Geschenk-Ideen: Schaut hier rein bei Biggi's Best Für Idealisten Für Abenteurer Für Fernweh-Süchtige Für Naturburschen Für Weltumsegler Wir wünschen Euch eine schöne und ruhige Vorweihnachtszeit! Biggi & Torsten ?⛵️

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