Aubrey & Judith Millard were back in town to regale the Shellback Club with another part of their Living the Dream series, this time Part 2 Caribbean Cruising – Cuba to Grenada.
Some of us never cruise, some spend weeks or months cruising; Aubrey and Judith Millard have been cruising non-stop for 21 years and counting. Along the way they have accumulated many fascinating stories, tidbits of advice, and beautiful photos.
This time the Millards talked about most of the idyllic Caribbean islands from Cuba and Jamaica, all of the Eastern Caribbean islands from Antigua to Grenada, down to Trinidad and Venezuela. They covered the colourful Carnival in Grenada and race week in Bequia, as well as the primitive tribes encountered in the Monamo River of Venezuela.
A detailed blog of their cruising can be found here: http://www.veledaiv.ca/author/aubrey/.
About Aubrey and Judith Millard
Aubrey is a retired teacher and navy officer, and Judy a retired dentist. Aubrey got his navigation experience with his watch keeping certificate with the Royal Canadian Navy. He was also a Clearance Diving officer. Aubrey is a past Commodore of the Toronto Hydroplane and Sailing Club. Judy got her navigation experience with the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons from which she has a full certificate, meaning she has completed every course offered by the squadron. She has also been an instructor for the Toronto squadron for many years before setting off in 1998.
They have been full time live-aboards on their Ontario 32, Veleda IV since 1998. Veleda has been back only once in those past 21 years. The past few years they have been cruising the west coast from B.C. to Alaska, before sailing down to the Baja and the Sea of Cortes last fall. Veleda is currently on a mooring in Bahia del Sol in El Salvador for the summer. In the fall they will sail 500 miles straight down to Panama, then going through the Panama Canal and back into the Caribbean for a few more years.
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