24 May 2009 | Oranjestad, Statia
Wind didn't back as forecast until late afternoon, but made good time motorsailing in freshening breeze with all sail.
Left boat at 1330 to clear in and didn't get back until 2100 due to more than one purveyor of refreshment and comestibles. Found a well-maintained town after grueling climb up 200' cliff to upper Oranjestad.
Jehovah's Witness has been collecting money for a church under construction for 18 years. Existence of only a bare frame probably indicates high overhead. Be sure to contribute soon and often.