Leela Year Five - Heading to the Pacific

11 October 2019 | Raroia Atoll, Tuamotus Archipelago, French Polynesia
05 October 2019 | Raroia Atoll, Tuamotus Archipelago, French Polynesia
15 September 2019 | Raroia Atoll, Tuamotus Archipelago, French Polynesia
13 September 2019 | Raroia Atoll, Tuamotus Archipelago, French Polynesia
07 September 2019 | Raroia Atoll, Tuamotus Archipelago, French Polynesia
03 September 2019 | Raroia Atoll, Tuamotus Archipelago, French Polynesia
27 August 2019 | S Pacific Ocean
23 August 2019 | Nuku Hiva
20 August 2019 | Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia
13 August 2019 | On passage S. Pacific
08 August 2019 | On passage S. Pacific
30 July 2019 | Puerto Aroya, Galapagos
24 July 2019 | Galapagos
17 July 2019 | Isla San Christobal, Galapagos
13 July 2019 | San Christobal, Galapagos
09 July 2019 | Wreck Bay, San Christobal, Galapagos.
06 July 2019 | 200nm ENE of San Christobal, Galapagos
02 July 2019 | N Pacific Ocean
30 June 2019 | 200nm south of Panama City
24 June 2019 | Vista Mar Marina, Panama

St Lucia

25 March 2017 | Rodney Bay, St Lucia
After regretfully leaving Martinique (we will be back) we have arrived in St Lucia. This is a working stop for us as we are hauling Leela on Monday for an insurance survey and we need to clean the hull and carry out an engine service.

The biggest surprise here so far is the amount of free space in the anchorage after the crowded conditions further north. This may be due to the slightly dodgy reputation St Lucia has for crime. It feels OK at the moment but we have significantly upped our security measures. It is a big resort area so there is a bit of hassle with jet skis and big power boats but not dreadful and the ever present bar music has been a lot quieter than reports would suggest. All good so far.

Despite the work schedule there should still be time for some fun. We have reunited with Gene and Dolly on mv Groundhog, who we first met in the Turks and Caicos two years ago and we are all going for a day out on the island on Wednesday.

Given the current weather forecast we expect to set out for Bequia at 4am on Friday.
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Vessel Name: Leela
Vessel Make/Model: Bristol 38.8
Hailing Port: Portsmouth, NH
Crew: Graham and Janaki
About:
We are a Brit and an Australian now based in the wonderful community of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. We have a delightful home there but a couple of years ago we began to feel a bit over-domesticated so we thought we would buy another boat and head south. [...]
Extra:
Leela, a Bristol 38.8 has turned out to be a wonderful cruising boat for us. Some might find it a little cramped by modern standards but it feels like just the right balance of living space and storage to us. She sails like a dream. She is remarkably well balanced and is comfortable in pretty [...]
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