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It was a grey and squally day!

30 April 2012 | 13.00.537N:61.14.227W
Karen
Monday, April 30, 2012

But we made it from the Pitons, St. Lucia to Bequia by 1:00pm. Here enjoying lunch right now!

But we were still off the mooring by 5:30 and had the reefed mainsail set for the trip to Bequia. Fortunately, this is a shorter trip today, only 55 miles, but as we dodged squall after squall and fought a stiff current slowing our boat speed to under 6 knts I was glad we left early! The open water passage between St. Lucia and St. Vincent is the last long one (26 miles) we have, and the seas are quickly topping 8 feet. We sail slowly with St. Vincent playing hide and seek in the clouds for most of he trip. Finally just after 9:00 we begin to catch the seas in our favor are surfing at 8.5-9knts, with boat speed topping out at 10.8 knts. YEOW ~ Now we’re moving!

The island of St. Vincent is also lushly beautiful, with waterfalls clearly visible by our close passage to the shore. We checkout all the bays along the way, for future possibilities, and then we are rounding the far point and heading for Bequia. One more squall dodges us, and then the sun seems to come out in earnest, and we enter Admiralty Bay at 1:00pm. Clearly we made up some time after we caught the favorable current. We met up with Shelton who we met previously when we were here, and this time elected to take a mooring closer to town in order to get some wifi to the boat. Fortunately, our friend Shelton is also a fisherman and he caught a 7 lb tuna which we bought as well…now I just need to figure out how to cook it!

Cleaning up, heading to shore, disposing of our garbage and attending to the Customs requirements took us less than an hour after our arrival. It is so nice to be back in a place where we KNOW the ropes! Bequia is as cute as ever, and we really enjoy being here. It is also fun to be moored a little closer to town and see all the action going on around us. But even better is meeting up with friends. We ran into Andrew, a charter boat captain we met in Grenada, and were able to visit with him for a few minutes, while he was waiting on his guests. Too bad we will only stay for a day…tomorrow, we are off to the Keys.
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Vessel Name: Regenero
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 41 S2
Hailing Port: Chicago, IL
Crew: Jim & Karen Doyle
About:
Jim retired from the legal field but continues to lecture and teach as an adjunct professor at several Universities both in Illinois and as well as a US MBA program in Eastern Europe. Karen is currently on hiatus from her job. [...]
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Who: Jim & Karen Doyle
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