The Great Escape

13 April 2010
12 April 2010
11 April 2010 | Antigua to The Saints
10 April 2010 | Fallmouth Harbour, Antigua
09 April 2010 | Fallmouth Harbour, Antigua
08 April 2010 | Antigua
07 April 2010 | St. Bart's
06 April 2010 | Gustavia Bay
04 April 2010 | St Maarten (Dutch side)
03 April 2010 | Marigot Bay, St. Martin
02 April 2010 | AnPassage
31 March 2010 | Sir Francis Drake Channel
30 March 2010 | BVI's
25 March 2010 | Warm!

Dominica to Gaudeloupe

10 February 2010 | Deshaies
Brenda
We are up early, coffee going and the roosters are saying their good-mornings!

Weather is nice, but wind is about non-existent.
We waste no time and the ropes are let go, and we are motoring out.

Up with the main, but where is the wind... not so much today!! This is the first day that I remember motoring constantly and we are about 7 hours into our track that is planned for a quick overnight stay in Deshaies Bay Guadeloupe.

Within a few hours our path brings us through The Saintes Islands below Guadeloupe. It's like a sail through a park, it's beautiful.

Another couple of hours of motoring/sailing (still no wind to speak of) we are off the western coast of Guadeloupe, another French island and from the looks so far, the towns and all the buildings look very nice, very similar to Martinique, our other French island.

We are both taking it pretty easy, a bit of dueling Kendle's (Kyle's always at the helm!) and I decide to go up front and relax on the trampoline.

Kyle walks up with the binoculars and says there is a 'cat' in trouble - more than in trouble it has hit the shore and one of the pontoons is sinking. We slowed, looked & looked some more and decided to go back and see if they needed any help. We could see the Coast Guard had a boat close by and 2, looked-to-be, passengers were in a dinghy still with the boat. The catamaran - it was 'Spice', the cat we liked so much, and the same boat that moored in the same bay as us, just last night!
Kyle got us close, dropped the main sail and he got in our dinghy and went over to see if they needed anything. They didn't, the Captain had left with the Coast Guard to get help and then return.
Thankfully everyone was ok, but wow, our hearts go out to them!!





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Vessel Name: In the Wind
Vessel Make/Model: Robertson & Caine Leopard 40
Hailing Port: Walla Walla, WA
Crew: Kyle
About:
It all started many years ago, the freedom of being In the Wind, whether on a Harley, flying a plane or sailing the great blue seas. So my friends, here is the story of Kyle travels In the Wind. [...]
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Created 18 December 2009

Who: Kyle
Port: Walla Walla, WA