Tough beat, thanks Yanmar!
12 November 2012 | Guadeloupe
It was a rough windward trip from Nevis to Guadeloupe with Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots and then some. Seas today were 6 to 8 feet. The new yanmar and Nirvana took great care of us however, just quite a salty crew and boat. We are in Deshaies tonight and will be leaving to the north side tomorrow to the mouth of the Riviere Salee. The mangrove river goes through the middle of Guadeloupe connecting the north side to the main city of Pointe a Pitre. Wendy’s birthday is Thursday and we will celebrate it there as there are a lot of bars and restaurants.
In hindsight, Nevis was very nice. Saw some wild monkeys and some beautiful landscape. Montserrat was a short stay, just one evening. We didn’t even go ashore as the anchorage was VERY rolly. Looks like a very nice island. We caught a 30 pound wahoo when we were pulling in. The boat was surrounded by baby hawksbill turles. Eric scooped a couple of them up with the net so we could take some photos. Too bad more than half of the island is off limits do to the active volcano and the one anchorage was rough.