S/V Hello Texas

12 March 2016 | Grenada
12 March 2016 | Carriacou
12 March 2016 | Carriacou
29 February 2016 | Union Island
29 February 2016 | Union Island
29 February 2016 | Union Island
17 February 2016 | Tobago Cays, Grenadines
15 February 2016 | Bequia
15 February 2016 | Bequia
15 February 2016 | Bequia
10 February 2016 | St Lucia
09 February 2016 | St Lucia
09 February 2016 | St Lucia
09 February 2016 | St Lucia
08 February 2016 | St Lucia
08 February 2016 | St Lucia
08 February 2016 | Martinique
08 February 2016 | Martinique
08 February 2016 | Martinique
08 February 2016 | Martinique

Vieux Fort

10 February 2016 | St Lucia
Richard
After a bumpy night in Soufriere, we hastily left for smoother water and more comfortable surroundings. We took a 10 mile windward run against the current, waves and rain to Vieux Fort. The bigger oil cooler and extra cooling water pump has really made a difference. We motored against 30kt gusts and maintained 3 to 5kts of speed and no unacceptable rise in engine temp. All while dragging our dinghy... we hastily left Soufriere.

In this bay is the fishing harbor with a nearby small city and an international airport for St Lucia. Very few cruising boats come here. They have no dinghy dock for visiting boats. If you go into the fishing harbor, you can either ask someone to watch over your dinghy (for a tip), or find a secluded corner to lock it up.

The town was nice. We were quickly identified as visitors (the only white faces), but we were not treated (targeted) as tourists, unlike Soufriere. It is amazing how the culture varies so dramatically on one island.

All of the bars in town had signs indicating "intoxicating liquor", as if there were any other kind.

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Vessel Name: Hello Texas
Vessel Make/Model: Kadey-Krogen 38' Cutter
Hailing Port: Fort Worth, Texas
Crew: Richard & Nicki
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Who: Richard & Nicki
Port: Fort Worth, Texas