To Jolly

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Thu 3 Feb 2011 23:50
Route from Deshaies, Guadaloupe to Jolly Harbour, Antigua
 
 
 
 
 
We were up and ready to go by six thirty, but had a couple of games of Rummikub waiting for the bread man and our baguette. He said he would be with us by seven, a no show so up anchor. Bread man caught us up at seven fifteen with a steaming hot French stick. We motored to the other side of the bay to wave to Barbara and Reinhard (Wanderer 2), neighbours from Coral Cove, Trinidad who we had bumped into in the Spar shop yesterday. In the shelter of the bay, Bear hoisted the main and we were soon out in big seas.
 
 
 
 
This the view from the front - the up-down action
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Some of the waves that came through
 
 
 
 
 
I think Bear is either singing "Brown Sugar" or saying something rhyming with "wit" as he got a bit moist
 
 
   
 
 
The sideways action, shows a Rita six
 
 
 
 
Must be chippy, Bear in a tshirt for the flag changing
 
 
 
 
Passing Darkwood Beach
 
 
 
 
 
Nearing Jolly we have thirty seven feet below us, sailing nicely, slower due to the current
 
 
 
 
Jolly has a few yachts in, we are staying here until the storm due Saturday and Sunday passes over
 
 
 
 
 
We lost a most beautiful Mahi-Mahi, but kept the troll line out. Bear slipping a gin to this Kingfish, big enough for supper
 
 
 
 
 
Not far to go - now five five foot six below us and still doing five and a half mph
 
 
 
 
 
The water went from a stunning blue to the shallow azure. We had never seen a big turtle at sea, but one bobbed up for a breath about two feet from our starboard side, all I could think to do was clap really loud, down he went. We held our breath and waited in case....... but all was well.
 
 
 
 
Safely anchored  - our view to the right
 
 
 
 
Our view to the right
 
 
 
 
The view out to sea, (colour not touched up in any way), soon we were tucking in to Kingfish, salad and our fresh French stick
 
 
 
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL A PERFECT END TO A PERFECT DAY
                     TOUGH SAIL WITH THE CURRENT AND WAVE PATTERNS, SMASHING TO BE HERE
 
 
 
 
 
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