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Thu 9 Apr 2009 00:59
St Barts
After a 10 hour passage from St Kitts - our longest yet - we arrived in St Barts in late afternoon and found a little piece of France in the Caribbean. We swirled around the harbour, eyes agog at the superyachts - some the size of Cal Mac Ferries.
We anchored in the bay just off the harbour but heavy swells made it very bumpy and difficult to sleep, but the thought of a trip into the town and all the designer shops soon revived us (Dior, Chanel, Ralph Lauren to name but three of the 200 boutiques.) Needless to say we only went window shopping.
We had a lovely, long, lazy lunch in a restaurant overlooking the marina and allowing us plenty of opportunity to people watch. Tres chic.
In the late afternoon we sailed a short distance to a more sheltered bay which had clear water, good swimming and turtles.
On to St Martin demain.