I see it's anowing again (still) in Rochester....
I've have spent the last 5 days since Beckie left preparing the boat for the next chapter. I will be leaving St Martin probably on Thursday to go down island. The plan as it looks right now is to be in the area of St Vincent by the 23rd of Jan to pick up Beckie for her next little taste of the Islands. We're planning on visiting Bequia, Union Island and Tobago Cay. I will island hop my way down (solo). The first island I will aim for is Antigua, about 90 miles from St Maarten. After Antigua the rest of the islands are only about 45 miles apart. The winds here have been a little flucky. Been mostly SE, with more S than E. Not the Christmas winds which are the usual fare here. About a 100 miles south of here the winds are back to the normal E trades so the sailing should be a little more reaching..... We'll see how it goes.
Anyhow, I am ready to leave St Marten and start out on my next adventure.
I'll leave the SPOT on for ya.
oh, in case you missed it, new pics in the gallery.
12/30/2009, French side of St Martin
We're back in St. Martin.
We checked in on the French side this time. After an uneventful motor sail back to St Barts from Nevis in 8-12 foot swells, we visted Gustavia, the capital of St Barts. We spent a rolly night in Colomier and then left for our trip back to St Martin.
Beckie leaves today but before she goes she is leaving me with a few dozen homemade (boatmade) chocolate chip cookies.
Needless to say, I am going to miss having her around.
I have pictures to post in the gallery when I get a free moment.
Hope you all have a safe New Years....
Beckie can spot a deer a half mile in the woods from a car doing 75 MPH or a bird in the tree 1000 yds away.
She's the one that spotted the Dolphins, the Octopus, the Lobsters,the Stingray and the Helmet Conch. Not bad for a first time snorkeler.
I must have been looking the other way.