The Fishing Tournament
01 May 2017 | Charlestown, Nevis
The weather forecast resulted in us arriving in Nevis earlier than planned but we are very glad we did. It is a delightful island and we have both been doing a leisurely demobilization and having fun.
A couple of days ago there were heavy rain squalls in the bay between Nevis and St Kitts so we decided to go wash the sails. We put on our swimmers and put up WAY too much sail then proceeded to thrash around the bay in lots of wind and pretty much flat water looking for rain. It was enormous fun and we realized that we had been turning from 'sailors' - who love to sail into 'cruisers' who sail to get somewhere. We have had some awesome sails but it was the first time in a long time we had gone sailing just for the joy of it. We will do more.
Today we were invited to the annual fishing tournament by a delightful couple who run a bar on the nearby beach. The fishing boats landing on a surf beach was pretty dramatic but the tournament sort of took second place to a giant party with food, drink, music, kids running everywhere and various entertainments, few of which materialized but no one seemed to care..... we met quite a few locals and it was a lot of fun. Mind you, it was a delight to dinghy back to the tranquility of Leela after being assaulted with noise for several hours.
Tomorrow we are going to take the ferry over to St Kitts to check out the storage location.