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Our Schedule 2018/19

Our Schedule 2018/19

June 11, 2018

Alwin is back in Martinique after our vacation in Germany and makes the PEARL ready to sail.
As soon as Christine is on board on June 22, we will sail to Grenada and Trinidad /Tobago to spend the hurricane season there.

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Our first documentary for a German TV station

Our first documentary for a German TV station

April 25, 2018

SAT.1 - "Unlimited - discovering the world" - Martinique
Our first collaboration on a production for a German TV station.
In November 2017 we filmed in the team with tellvision a documentary about Martinique for the Sat.1 format "Unlimited - discovering the world".

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Our current location

Our current location

March 04, 2018

Our current location on Google Earth. We lie at our favorite anchorage in the bay of Le Marin in Martinique, West Indies.

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Hurricane Situation Atlantic

Hurricane Situation Atlantic

March 04, 2018

The hurricane season starts like every year at the beginning of June. We think, we will be back from Europe around this date.

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Hemodialysis and sailing in the Caribbean

Hemodialysis and sailing in the Caribbean

February 05, 2018

This goes definitely! Martinique has 4 dialysis clinics with European standards. My brother has really enjoyed his second sailing trip in the Caribbean with us on our PEARL since he is a dialysis patient. Martinique has enough attractions for a 4 weeks trip from bay to bay.

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Video editing in 4K on a laptop

Video editing in 4K on a laptop

January 28, 2017

Mobile video editing in 4K resolution on laptops was a problem until recently. On our new, self-configured laptop 4K video processing with Adobe Suite is no longer a problem at all. No jerks, no waiting and no proxy files required. Christine is happy.

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The importance of coconut water

The importance of coconut water

February 23, 2016

We had never heard about the importance of coconut water. Sure, you get it here in the Caribbean everywhere, usually you can drink it straight from the nut. But we had no idea how powerful and valuable is this coconut water.

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Our new friend

Our new friend

February 18, 2016

Also the life at the anchorage is good for surprises. Our new friend, a barracuda, loves the shade under our ship. He is about 1.20 meters long and lies since one week during daytime between our hulls.

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Good bye NEVERLAND

Good bye NEVERLAND

February 18, 2016

10 years I was skipper on the sailing catamaran NEVERLAND. After a final Atlantic crossing in May 2015 from the Bahamas to the Azores, I have now handed over to my successor Wolfgang. This film shows some milestones in our journey.

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US East Coast with the NEVERLAND

US East Coast with the NEVERLAND

February 17, 2016

From May to November 2014 we sailed with the NEVERLAND from the Bahamas along the US East Coast from Florida to Maine and back. We also sailed the East River of New York and filmed two videos.

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