Wed. 3 - Fri. 6 Feb.; Basseterre, St Kitts

Bootlegger of Mann
Frank Newton
Fri 6 Feb 2009 19:32
Bootlegger Log
Wednesday 04 – Friday 060209

Wednesday 030209: Did Basseterre now geared up for cruise ships with it
cruise liner terminal and Indian run diamond shops, later we did Fort
George on Brimstone Hill – living testimony of British military
engineering; fully restored extensive fortifications that took 100 years
to complete; moved boat into Marina late afternoon, wedging it between two
poles in a strong crosswind.

Thursday 040209: Karl went on two dives in the morning, one on a wreck the
other on a reef. Met up with two ex Port Line officers sailing in company
who came into the marina at lunchtime. , namely Mike and Catherine Everton
Jones from Peel in their Bowman 48, ‘Falbala’ who are going on to do the
States before embarking on a circumnavigation. The other was Mark Binnie
from Cowes on his Nicholson ‘Guliver’ who is a director of Burgess Yachts.
They both came aboard later for sundowners. Karl and I later went over to
Frigate Bay for dinner on his last night with us which proved a
disappointment as nowhere decent to eat and the Strip was dead by the time
we got there at 21.00.

Friday 060209: 06.30 Went with Karl to airport to see him off. He returns
to UK via Antigua and St Lucia and will spend the day sitting on plane or
in airports. It has been good to have him aboard; I shall miss him. After
Clearing Out and paying Marina fees ( $75 for two nights) slipped out of
marina and motored the 2.3 nm to Frigate Bay where we dropped anchor and
F.W.E. at 18.00. Went ashore for dinner at Buddy’s. Not impressed with the
Strip with its many beach bars. Noisy, cheap and tacky and mainly
patronised by Americans.