Soufriere Bay, St. Lucia
20 February 2010 | Soufriere Bay, St. Lucia
I left Bequia this morning at 6:30 for the start of the long trek home.
For the first time, there was no wind, nothing, flat as* calm, less than 5 knots. Never seen it like that here. I had to motored the first 4 hours. The wind finally picked up about half way up St. Vincent. After the wind filled in I was able to sail the last 30 miles or so. In between St Vincent and St. Lucia I had a reefed main and a full genoa up and I doing speeds of over 9 knots, swells and waves to 6-8 feet. Must have had a little current there, but it usually sets to the west and not to the north.
But what a ride.
I am currently tied to a mooring in Soufriere Bay. I have a few days to kill before I need to be in Rodney Bay and this looked like a good place to crash.
The pictures I take could never do it justice so GOOGLE: The Pitons of St Lucia. I am moored in the shadow of these things...... nice view!