Trilogy: a sailing saga in three parts

16 January 2018 | Port Elizabeth Bequia
14 January 2018 | Young Island Cut St Vincent
12 January 2018 | Young Island Cut St Vincent
10 January 2018 | Marigot Bay St Lucia
06 January 2018 | Rodney Bay St Lucia
02 January 2018 | Rodney Bay St Lucia
01 January 2018 | Rodney Bay St Lucia
28 December 2017 | St Anne Martinique
27 December 2017 | St Anne Martinique
24 December 2017 | Fort de France Martinique
20 December 2017 | St Pierre Martinique
20 December 2017 | St Pierre Martinwue
20 December 2017 | St Pierre Martinique
16 December 2017 | Martinique
13 December 2017 | Pointe a Pitre Guadeloupe
13 December 2017
13 December 2017 | Guadeloupe
12 December 2017 | Pointe a Pitre Guadeloupe
08 December 2017 | Le Bourg Guadaloupe
07 December 2017 | Guadaloupe

The rest of Guadaloupe

08 December 2017 | Le Bourg Guadaloupe
Myra Rowling
The snorkellers amongst the crew snorkelled in Jacques Cousteau Marine Park around Pigeon Island. They didn't see the submerged sculpture of Jacques but they did see fish and coral. Jacques apparently said the park is in the top ten diving places in the world, but our snorkellers rated the Great Barrier Reef, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, PNG and others ahead.

On to Iles des Saintes. And how beautiful these tiny islands off the coast of
Guadaloupe are, even after the effects of Hurricane Maria which seems to have taken off a number of the red rooves. Spick and span by Caribbean standards, settled by fisher folk from Brittany and never having slavery because they had no sugar. We went ashore after a vigorous sail to have a look around, and had a quick drink before we returned to the boat to get ready for dinner in one of the many attractive looking French restaurants ashore. Unfortunately the rum punch Margot, Beth and I ordered was so potent that the guys, who had only a beer or two, were required to escort us back to the dinghy. I will never have a rum punch again, at least not one with half a bottle of rum per glass. (The photo is the view from the rum bar of a Danish sailing ship.)

The meal at La Fringale was excellent, with duck tagine and local freshwater crayfish being the standouts. The next day we toured the island, visiting Fort Napoleon which faces Fort Josephine on the opposite island. The museum in the fort featured the battle of 1666 between the French and the English, which the French claim as a victory though the English fleet was destroyed by storms. The battle of 1782 was also covered, where Sir Rodney defeated the French Admiral De Grasse. After all that touring, we needed a fortifying three course prix fixe lunch at 1 Ti Bo Doudou, a restaurant right on the sea's edge, with a sand floor. The meal was made by "top local chef", Chicken George, and was also most delicious as well as beautiful to look at.
Vessel Name: Trilogy
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau Oceanis 54
Hailing Port: Sydney, Australia
Crew: Garth & Ros Brice; John & Myra Rowling; Stephen Ring
About: The crew all live in Canberra, Australia and have raced and cruised together in the Canberra Ocean Racing Club.
Extra: Trilogy cruised through the Mediterranean for four seasons before crossing the Atlantic with the ARC to the Caribbean. Following three seasons in the Caribbean the intention is to sail back across the Atlantic in 2018 and continue cruising in the Med.
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