Barbuda

How to buy an island

In February 2023, we anchored off the small Caribbean island of Barbuda. Other sailors had told us that we would find the last untouched paradise of the Caribbean here. Indeed: crystal clear water, white and turquoise sandy beaches. But soon we noticed that many sections of the beach were inaccessible. “Private Property” signs were everywhere. Yet the island is also so special because the land belongs to everyone, is managed by everyone and should be accessible to everyone. What was going on in paradise? Karin started researching and came across a story that is representative of those on many other dream islands and places in the world. The report was published in the magazine “Reportagen” in September 2023.

Published in the magazine “Reportagen”, issue #72.

https://reportagen.com/reportage/wie-man-eine-insel-kauft/

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Paradise found and lost

Paradise found and lost

Our journey from Antigua via Barbuda to St. Maarten.

On the morning of January 21, we leave Montserrat and set course for the neighboring island of Antigua. The distance to Jolly Harbor would be 22 nautical miles by direct route, but we have to tack upwind and that takes time. The waves are high and the ride is rough. We have one reef in the mainsail and initially one in the genua. Mabul rides the waves up and down so that the seawater flows over the bow and deck into the cockpit and from there back into the sea.

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Gallery – Barbuda

Gallery – Barbuda

Barbuda is the little sister island of Antigua and could not be more different. The beach paradise, at first glance pristine and barely built up, gradually turned out to be the new playground of the super rich. With them came excavators, fences, and lots of “Private Property” signs….

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