Photographs from back-to-back cruises on the tall ship Royal Clipper to the Windward Islands and then to the Grenadines. What beautiful islands! I love this part of the Caribbean.
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At the highest point on the island of Barbardos, looking towards the Altantic Coast.
Rain Shower, off the shore of Barbados.
Grackle eyeing our flying fish sandwiches — sneaky beggar!
Royal Clipper is the largest sailing ship in the world, 56,000 square feet of canvas.
One of the crew on the bridge of Royal Clipper, as sister ship Star Clipper raises sail in the distance.
Star Clipper sails with Royal Clipper near Roseau, Dominica.
My sister all harnessed up, starting to climb the rigging.
One of Royal Clipper activities — mast climbing!
Giant Balata Tree, Dominica
Giant Balata Tree, Dominica
Swimming with the rays in Antigua.
Lunch at Cloggy’s in Antigua
Mount Liamuiga — highest point on Nevis and St. Kitts.
Royal Clipper moored for the afternoon in South Friar’s Bay, St. Kitts. Great spot for lunch and some snorkeling.
Edward, a baby vervet monkey — delightful little fellow.
Royal Clipper under full sail. Normally one time on each cruise, passengers take tenders out around the ship to take photographs as she sails.
With my sister Carolyn, out photographing Royal Clipper.
All of Royal Clippers sails have powered wenches to aid the crew in furling and unfurling — the the EXCEPTION of the lowest square sails. Here you see the crew furling the Main Sail by hand.
Sunset from the deck of Royal Clipper
Dining room of the Royal Clipper
An evening limbo contest before general dancing.
One of my favorite things to do on Royal Clipper — lounging in the bowsprit net as she sails.
One of the best things about a cruise Royal Clipper is dropping anchor on little inlets all over the Caribbean. Here we are at Union Island.
When we moored in Soufriere St. Lucia, I hired a water taxi to take me to Jalousie Beach — gorgeous spot between the two Pitons,
View from Jalousie Beach.
I had a great time watching this little guy scoot in and out of his hole
Kitchen and wait staff set up for Royal Clipper’s Beach barbecue on of the little islands in the Tobago Cays.
Tobago Cays: After our lunch on the beach, a little swim in the crystal clear water.
Sailboat at sunset as we leave the Tobago Cay.
Island iguanas came to visit during our lunch.
Royal Clipper moored in the distance.
In Grenada, I spent a great day snorkeling and having lunch on the beach with the Shadowfax catamaran.
Royal Clipper sets sail near the Pitons in St. Lucia.
One of the great things about mooring at Soufriere in St. Lucia — the photo opportunity with Royal Clipper sets sail towards the Pitons!
Close up of the sailors lined up along the bowsprit of Royal Clipper
So beautiful — how I love sailing with Royal Clipper!
Deck of the Royal Cipper
Crew on the bowsprit of Royal Clipper for a photo opp.
Royal Clipper under full sail
Love watching these kids playing on the sand!
Before visiting Soufriere in the afternoon, we moored at Marigot Bay.
Bicycle for rent in Terre de Haut in the Iles des Saintes.
Oh, so good! Mango souffle at Ti Kaz La in Terre de Haut, Iles des Saintes.
The flowers in Terre de Haut were gorgeous.
Sailing into the harbor of Fort de France, Martinique.
For perspective — here is Royal Clipper docked next to Disney Wonder in Fort de France.
Martinique is lovely — once you get away from Fort de France — which I don’t like.
Sacre Coeur in Martinique
One of the many blooming gingers in Balata Gardens.
Strange hairy ginger
One of the many hummingbirds in Balata Gardens.
Sailing away from Martinique.
Captain Mariusz and first mate Marco take us back into the harbor at Barbados. So sad when the cruise is over!
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