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Tobago Cays
Paul Foskett
22/01/2012, Tobago Cays

Position 12 38.112N 61 21.747W

Tobago Cays

We sailed down here to spend the night before setting off to Bonaire.

It is terribly windy at the moment Ollie. Trades have set in apparently.

We are off to Dutch Antilles next to the island of Bonaire.

We hope to be there the 24th/25th Jan .

Tobago Cays
Paul Foskett
22/01/2012, Tobago Cays

Position 12 38.112N 61 21.747W

Tobago Cays

We sailed down here to spend the night before setting off to Bonaire.

It is terribly windy at the moment Ollie. Trades have set in apparently.

We are off to Dutch Antilles next to the island of Bonaire.

We hope to be there the 24th/25th Jan .

Beguia
Paul Foskett
22/01/2012, Beguia

Position 13 00.236N 061 14.577W

Beguia

We are in Beguia at the moment and have just had to replace another end cap on the water maker. Worked fine for a couple of hours then another one of the ends cracked.

Of all the pieces of equipment that people moan about it is the water makers.

It was not a simple replacement because the new end caps have an additional hole in them, and when we bought replacement bits in Antigua the guy forgot to give us the blanking screw that blocks off the hole. We spent all day yesterday looking for a screw to fit hole – and lady luck shinned on us.

Rhu had to wash out under the cupboards again to get rid of saltwater. Cushions are wet again and out on deck.

We did 2 hour taxi tour of Beguia yesterday. We went to the turtle sanctuary. They had some green back turtles but most were hawksbill turtles. They rest as babies in the ocean, at the surface and with their two front flippers resting on their outer case. So cute unfortunate that they get eaten!

You can still fish turtle here and I have seen several turtle shell combs – but no turtle meat for sale.

Rhu and Annie had an interesting chat with a lady selling vegetables yesterday. She showed them what could be cooked with what and mixed with rice etc. Trouble is she cannot remember the names of any of the vegetables. She bought something that looks like a wrinkled avocado that you use in stir fries.

Beguia
Paul Foskett
22/01/2012, Beguia

Position 13 00.236N 061 14.577W

Beguia

We are in Beguia at the moment and have just had to replace another end cap on the water maker. Worked fine for a couple of hours then another one of the ends cracked.

Of all the pieces of equipment that people moan about it is the water makers.

It was not a simple replacement because the new end caps have an additional hole in them, and when we bought replacement bits in Antigua the guy forgot to give us the blanking screw that blocks off the hole. We spent all day yesterday looking for a screw to fit hole – and lady luck shinned on us.

Rhu had to wash out under the cupboards again to get rid of saltwater. Cushions are wet again and out on deck.

We did 2 hour taxi tour of Beguia yesterday. We went to the turtle sanctuary. They had some green back turtles but most were hawksbill turtles. They rest as babies in the ocean, at the surface and with their two front flippers resting on their outer case. So cute unfortunate that they get eaten!

You can still fish turtle here and I have seen several turtle shell combs – but no turtle meat for sale.

Rhu and Annie had an interesting chat with a lady selling vegetables yesterday. She showed them what could be cooked with what and mixed with rice etc. Trouble is she cannot remember the names of any of the vegetables. She bought something that looks like a wrinkled avocado that you use in stir fries.

Maigot Bay St Lucia
Paul Foskett
22/01/2012, Maigot Bay St Lucia

Position 13 58.050N 061 01.731W

Maigot

We have spent the afternoon / night stop at Maigot on the way down the coast of St Lucia

This is described as the best hurricane hole in the Caribbean. In other words should you be here when one comes through, you stand a better than average change of your boat surviving the storm.

The bay is used by the Moorings Charter company as it was twenty years ago when I was last here.

Maigot Bay St Lucia
Paul Foskett
22/01/2012, Maigot Bay St Lucia

Position 13 58.050N 061 01.731W

Maigot

We have spent the afternoon / night stop at Maigot on the way down the coast of St Lucia

This is described as the best hurricane hole in the Caribbean. In other words should you be here when one comes through, you stand a better than average change of your boat surviving the storm.

The bay is used by the Moorings Charter company as it was twenty years ago when I was last here.

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