Journeys on Jacob's Ladder

10 December 2018 | Halifax
10 December 2018 | Norfolk, VA
20 July 2018 | 32 46.350”N:080 03.797”W
16 May 2018 | 24 33.725'N081 48.138W United States
01 May 2018 | Isla Mujeres
01 May 2018 | Guatemala
29 September 2017 | Rio Dulce
29 September 2017 | Placencia Belize
29 September 2017 | Cayos Cachinos Honduras
29 September 2017 | Belize
29 September 2017 | Merida Mexico
29 September 2017 | Isla Mujeres Mexico
29 September 2017 | Trinidad Cuba
28 October 2016 | Santiago De Cuba
20 May 2016
20 May 2016
20 May 2016
20 May 2016
02 March 2016 | Rodney Bay

Christmas in St Lucia

02 March 2016 | Rodney Bay
Judy
The third week of November, At Last and Jacobs Ladder started the journey north, first stop was the small town of Tyrell Bay where we celebrated the captain’s birthday and installed the new auto helm, did the commission around Sandy Island, everything worked well so we were off to a good start for our second season. But what happens most on a boat “ Breakdowns”, as we were headed north, our auto helm’s alarm started going off, we had no rudder, oh well not to worry something simple I’m sure, will have a look when we get to Petite Martinique. When we arrived we decided to go ashore as this the place where such celebrities as Bono, Daniel Craig, Sandra Bullock hang out, we did see a golf pro, who was walking by and said good afternoon. Stayed here a few days did some snorkeling hanging out on the beautiful white sandy beaches. Then it was time to get that auto helm working, the guys worked on it for hours but no luck, and James Bond did not show up to save the day.
Off we go hand steering again, something we are used to and good at by now headed on up to the Tobago Cays and Bequia, we stayed here for 10 days as it is one of our favorite places, free yoga every day at the Fig Tree, lovely boardwalk along the beaches, and an awesome butcher to boot.
Christmas was closing in and we decided we wanted to be in St. Lucia no later than Dec 20th, and we had to get the auto helm sorted. We arrived in time to see the last few boats of the ARC cross the finish line. Rodney Bay Marina was a hopping place with lots of celebrations going on, but most of our friends had headed on North, so Dave, Corrine and Libby joined us on JL for a quiet but lovely Christmas dinner.
We contacted Ray marine and they suggested we send back the auto as it could be a computer glitch, we figured we had lots of time to do this as we had guests from Halifax arriving on NY’s eve for 18 days. We left At Last in Rodney Bay and headed back to Capella Resort and Marina in Margot, and it was a beautiful place to hang out for a few days. Todd and Raeann arrived and we got to lounge by the pool, bars and restaurants just to enjoy some downtime. We saw lots of mega yacht’s, swans, oysters, tall ships and some ritzy shops.
After 3 days we headed back to Rodney and then on to Martinique to meet up with Francois and Doris on Amelia, it was nice to see them and we had a great time snorkeling, hiking and shopping in lovely Saint Anne, over the next week or so we did several more anchorages before heading back to St Lucia.
When we arrived our new auto was ready to be picked up and the Captain and Todd put it back in and it worked yay. Then it was time to say goodbye to our friends they were headed home to the cold cold North.
The following day we leave for Saint Pierre as we have more friends and family coming in the next several weeks, but guess what happens next??????????
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Vessel Name: Jacob's Ladder
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau Oceanis 381
Hailing Port: Halifax, NS
Crew: Andy and Judy
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Who: Andy and Judy
Port: Halifax, NS