The Manneken Trip
The Manneken Trip

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Arnaud Maldague

Island Hopping Through the Antilles

Date: September 21, 2020
Approximate GPS Location: (16.17°N, 61.77°W)

After sheltering from a storm on St Martin, and a long wait for a new mainsail, Maldague was ready to continue his quest.

On September 4, he set off from the island of St Martin towards Guadeloupe. The weather was great, and his new sail is “much more powerful and efficient.” The crossing passed without incident and he arrived the next day in Deshaies, a small, picturesque village.

After a couple of days off to explore the area, he returned to his boat and headed south down the coast towards Malendure beach. There are several tropical storms raging out in the Atlantic but the weather in the Antilles has remained calm, Maldague plans to spend a few days enjoying the peace and quiet before planning his next major journey.


update history

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Into The Amazon

January 19, 2023 // The Manneken Trip
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Cycling through the rice paddies of Suriname and Guyana

December 17, 2022 // The Manneken Trip
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Against the wind, Maldague Sails for South America

November 15, 2022 // The Manneken Trip
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Boat Sold, Maldague Sails on with Another Crew

October 25, 2022 // The Manneken Trip



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