St Lucia, Thursday, 12 December. 14.04.63N 60.56.89W
Thu 12 Dec 2013 16:17
After crossing the line and ensuring we had no ropes in the water, it was engine on, staysail furled and into the marina through the very narrow entrance. We were met by one of the ARC team who helpfully directed us to a nice berth on the I "wall" next to Red Cat, where we went aground just as we were approaching the berth. So, into reverse and into one of the super yacht berths nearer the entrance, where we are greeted by 2 of the ARC team and a local who has a fab rum cocktail and basket of fruit for us. Just imagine how good that drink tasted! Lots of photographs, followed by tidy up and scrambled egg breakfast and champagne kindly supplied by Greggie and texts to family to say we have arrived.
The girls all have a shower while the 2 David's sort out immigration etc and guess what, it continues to rain in torrents in a series of squalls, so it is getting very hot below deck. When the boys come back, we move to a more appropriate berth next to Axonite, who was our neighbour in Las Palmas, the price for a super yacht berth being double that of an ordinary berth. Hugo from Axonite tells us that they went North and enjoyed 45 knot winds as well as 24 hours motoring, so we are quite glad we went south.
Well, no chance of drying anything at the moment, so we may just catch up on sleep!
Alcedo, Rodney Bay Marina.
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