St. Lucia - Rodney Bay first port of call
27 February 2010 | Rodney Bay
We said good bye to Martinique this morning after really getting to know the island and some of it's cultures and people. We rented a car yesterday to do the distillery tours and see some of the island's southern and western beaches. 60% alchol rhum from the Clement Distillary. Wooow is that stuff potent, Yikes! Alice and I mixed a round of cocktails after beach'in it and we were feeling no pain after round one, no need for round two, ha ha!
So good by Martinique and hello St. Lucia.
The sail over this morning was as expected. I had checked my weather sources and determined that either Friday or Saturday would be the best days for the 23 mile trip between the islands. The forecasted winds for Saturday were a little more easterly so we waited another day. Good choice; the sea was calm, winds 10 to 12 true from 090 degrees translating into a loose beam reach at 6 to 7 knots. Autopilot steering; I finished my book; took in the whole of everything and just chilled. Tuna fish sandwiches, chips and we were boggying along just fine. We'll do the customs thing Monday morning and start our touring of this island. I'd like to do some more hiking and visit the rain forest.
We'll also try and set up a location to receive some mail and a package, so we're on to another island adventure.
Pretty nice spread set up on our cockpit table don'tcha know? Fresh zucchini, tomatoes, steaks, red wine and my lady, um um good!!