Farewell to the Swedes
06 February 2019 | Columbus Bay - St Barts
Mandy and Frank
We spent a couple of days moored with Looma off the small island of Ile Fourchue.
It is a nature reserve 5 miles north of St Barts.
It was here we said our farewells to our dear Swedish friends Mads & Lotta who carried on to St Martin.
There is no telephone signal there and we have fallen behind with our emails.
As with all sailing boats the number of jobs and breakages increases.
We managed to fix the very irritating and potentially dangerous problem of the engine frequently failing to start.
I replaced a primary relay with one of my spares and all now seems fine.
Our solar panel voltage regulator failed too.
But amazingly we managed to by a new Mastervolt one in Gustavia from Hughes Marine the excellent local Land Rover experts.
That is now fitted and working too but I did manage scalp my head in the process!
We are currently anchored in Anse de Colombier where Christopher Columbus landed at the North of St Barts.
But alas no 3G here either.
(Sent by SSB)