Caribbean sailing

It is now just over a week since we arrived in the Caribbean. As we have already written, we spent the first days in the less than lovely anchorage and shipyard in Le Marin on Martinique. Beautiful it wasn’t but we have a working engine.

The last few days we have been anchored between St. Annes and Le Marin in a secluded bay behind a reef and surrounded by Mangroves. Here you can jump in the sea for a swim before breakfast, enjoy the peace and quiet all day and then drink a Pinacolada or Baileys as the sun sets behind the palms. This is sailing as others dream of it.

Sunrise over St. Vincent

This morning we weighed anchor and left Martinique heading south. As soon as we were through the reef, we set the full genoa and then the full mainsail. The trade winds are still blowing constantly from the east so we are on the port tack with the boat healed over at about 15°. We are averaging over five knots in the correct direction and planning on passing downwind of St. Lucia and then continuing through the night to the Grenadines.

The sun is shining, Heidi is sunbathing life is good.

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