24 November 2012 | Les Saintes
What a great birthday celebration. Sixteen of us got together at Rodney Bay Marina to celebrate Dominique’s and my birthday. The company was excellent, the food was great and the live entertainment had us up and dancing.
On the 14th, we had a great sail to St. Anne, Martinique where we spent the next six days. Our most exciting purchases are the inexpensive wine, cheeses and great baguettes….vive la France!
Heather and Judy, great friends from Sarnia/London will be arriving in Sint Marteen on December 6th so we are quickly heading up that way before the Christmas winds arrive. There is a period of heavy winds, from the north, at the beginning of December that makes travelling next to impossible.
On the 20th, we were in St. Pierre, Martinique, the 21st in Portsmouth, Dominica and arrived in Les Saintes, Guadeloupe on the 22nd.
We are spending a few days in Les Saintes to have repairs made to our genoa; the stitching on the uv protector had come apart. We found a great repairman locally. Phillipe picked up our sail on Friday evening and returned it Saturday morning. He re-stitched the length of the uv protector for only 65 euros; we were expecting to pay much more.
Sunday we will continue north of the island and check out of Guadeloupe on Monday.