Barracuda's Blog

The adventures of Kate and Graham and our OVNI 395.

20 January 2018 | Isles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, France
19 January 2018 | Isles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, France
18 January 2018 | Isles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, France
18 January 2018
17 January 2018 | Isles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, France
14 January 2018 | Portsmouth, Dominica
13 January 2018 | Portsmouth, Dominica
12 January 2018 | Portsmouth, Dominica
11 January 2018 | Portsmouth, Prince Rupert Bay, Dominica
09 January 2018 | Portsmouth, Dominica
07 January 2018 | St Pierre, Martinique
06 January 2018 | Saint Pierre, Martinique
05 January 2018 | Anse Mitan, Martinique
03 January 2018
02 January 2018 | Grand Anse D’Arlet, Martinique
01 January 2018 | Petit Anse D’Arlet, Martinique
31 December 2017
31 December 2017 | Petit Anse D’Arlet, Martinique
30 December 2017 | Rodney Bay Marina, St Lucia
28 December 2017 | Rodney Bay Marina, St Lucia

Anse Mitan, Martinique

03 January 2018
Yesterday was a relatively slow day on Barracuda involving reading (K), swimming, snorkelling (G) and then the cycle repeated itself. G snorkelled on the north side of the bay - good reef and loads of corals, fish, eels and a sea snake (don’t like those). Finally got the bottom of the boat cleaned off using a snorkel and a scrubbing brush – quite a build up since Las Palmas. Not sure if you will notice the speed enhancement but at least we will feel there should be nothing holding us back.

Went ashore in the dinghy for supper in the village. It is a sleepy place at night (which we were not expecting given the number of people around during the day) but we found somewhere serving local marlin, which was OK (damned with faint praise). We had dinner with a delightful retired couple from Maine who were spending 6 weeks in Martinique as part of their ‘snow bird’ travels. They had travelled all over the Caribbean – often on tall ships.

Woke up to a big rain shower and a bigger rainbow.

Then today we moved to Anse Mitan. We tried to anchor round at the pretty village of Les Trois Ilets but despite repeated attempts and getting covered in very sticky mud (K), we could not get the anchor to set. The book does describe the location as ‘holding variable’ - we would politely suggest ‘extremely poor’. In fact, we saw three wrecked yachts in the mangroves surrounding the anchorage. So Anse Mitan may grow on us.

We have come ashore for supplies, found the small marina and think we will have dinner here. It's a bit like a northern France holiday town, a bit cheap and cheerful, but a fun wee place all the same and probably OK (more faint praise). And although supplies are very limited indeed, it has a waterside cafe with fast-ish wifi.
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Vessel Name: Barracuda
Vessel Make/Model: OVNI 395
Crew: Graham and Kate
About: Learning as we go....
Extra: Look to this day for it is life...
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