Wind and Waves
08 February 2020 | Pan de Sucre - Les Saintes
Frank Hatfull | Very Windy
On Wednesday we left at dawn from Falmouth in Antigua to Guadeloupe with mixed squally conditions. We were however accompanied by a pod of dolphins for about 40 minutes. We anchored mid afternoon just south of Pigeon Island in a quiet bay.
On Thursday we left at dawn from Guadeloupe to the Saintes. It was a very windy trip. We passed a sailing boat coming the other way just of the southern tip of Guadeloupe. She was well reefed with the boom right out. She was rolling very badly with the boom nearly touching the water. She kept rounding viciously upto wind and the skipper was having trouble keeping control.
When we arrived in The Saintes it was absolutely packed with boats all the moorings off Cabrit and in the town were taken. The anchorage is on a dangerous uncomfortable leeshore and was full of boats too. We have never seen it so full. We were very lucky to find a sheltered mooring in Pan de Sucre just around the corner.
On Friday we hiked into town with the shopping trolly and checked in. It took us about 45mins each way and it was tough uphill with all the heavy shopping. We were very pleased to meet up with Blaize Mor again.
The weather last night was very stormy and is likely to be like this for a while.