St.Lucia to Barbados
14 May 2012 | Carlysle Bay, Bardados
That was an eventful trip. After a few days of hard labour and a few light beers (yeah, right) we were ready to set off. Rather out of character, Simon got an early night whilst Dave, Stu and Bill went our for a nightcap... 4.5 hours later they staggered back - Bill lighter 700ecd and his wallet. Thankfully his wallet was returned but not the cash. Rather unpleasant business.
Happy Morning set sail at 16.00 local time, heading north in preparation for a single tack and a direct route to Barbados. Initially seas were light but the channel began swelling and before too long swells of 2M and waves of equal height got the best of the two less experienced crew members and Bill was ill below whilst Simon managed to make a mess of the boat which in a force 6 gusting 7 was not pleasant for those downwind. Sorry guys. So whilst Simon and Bill spend 15 of the 19 Hours looking at the rather gruesome bottoms of their respective buckets, the three remaining guys sailed through nasty seas to get us here safely which was a Herculean effort and one for which they are still struggling now.
BUT... Barbados here we are. Some soggy checking in sheets later and customs let us through for a pleasant trip motor sailing to Carlysle Bay. Bill only managed to run over two buoys on the way down (thankfully no propellor damage). We have now set anchor and tied into a dodgy looking buoy - hence the anchor - and will shortly be enjoying our first proper grub for 36 hours!!!
Until the next update!!!