Back in Beautiful Bequia
19 November 2012 | Admiralty Bay
Dennis ... Great Wx
We just arrived in Bequia after an unbelievable sail up from the Tobago Cays. We left at 0820, exited the confines of the Cays, rounded Horseshoe Reef, passed Petit Tabac island and headed up on the windward side of Canouan, part of St. Vincent. We were bashing on a very close reach in larger thjan expected seas with greater than expected winds at 4 - 5 knots, not having a lot of fun. Then things changed ... we cleared Canouan, fell off the wind just enough, and started to fly! We were, for 16 miles or more, screaming along at over 8 knots. This is great, because our hull-speed is only 7.8. We kissed 9.1 knots for a few seconds, then danced between 8.8 and 9 for a spell. Unbelievable. We are now comfortably anchored in Admiralty Bay, Beguia about to make some dinner. After a couple days here, there looks like a great weather window to do an overnight to Martinique, where we'll hang for a week or two. You know ... French wine, cheese and baguettes ... and a great marina/chanderly for some quick repairs (definitely a way of life).
The attached picture is just so you don't think I am making this up ... :)