Bequia, St Vincent and Grenadines to Marigot Harbour, St Lucia [63nm]

Bootlegger of Mann
Frank Newton
Wed 10 Feb 2010 22:00

Bootlegger of MannLog

Date 10 02 10��

13:57.92N 61:01.58W

Port Elizabeth, Admiralty Bay, Bequia to Marigot Harbour, St Lucia ( 63nm )

Caribbean Weather: Fine and sunny. Wind: E 17 � 20kts

05:30 13:00N 61:14W Port Elizabeth, Admiralty Bay, Bequia. Arose made a cup of tea

did sail plan and put route into chart plotter.

06:42 13:00N 61:14W: After bringing aboard outboard and tender

and securing together with bathing ladder, hatches and all moving items

down below, we slipped our mooring.

09:1013:16N 61:16.56W Off western most part of St Vincent; SOG 6.6kts

Being in the lee of St Vincent been necessary to run the donkey until we

clear the land and can once more sail the boat with clear E15-17kt wind.

Noon: 13:32.79N 61:12.99W Wind: 18kts. Midway. Under sail only

( genny and mizzen plus a little main) though did run the engine earlier

motorsailing for an hour whilst in the lee of St Vincent. SOG: 6kts. ETA

Marigot harbour, St Lucia 16:00hrs.

14:00: 13:45.147N 61:08.09WUnder full sail SOG 07kts. CSE: 42 degrees

Presently off Soufre and the Pitons, St Lucia. ETA, Marigot Harbor remains

at 16.00 hrs.

I have Cliannad playing on the deck speaker system. Roger is fast asleep in the

Cockpit dreaming of England�s next win this Saturday ! Similarly Kevin is fast

asleep in the other corner of the cockpit dreaming of an Ireland win !

16.20 13:57.92N 61:01.58W F.W.E. Marigot Bay / Harbour, St Lucia. Picked up

outer mooring ($EC 65 per night).

Quickly surrounded by boat traders selling trinkets and fresh fruit. Trade was done.

Plan is to go ashore for a meal at a nearby waterside cheap and cheerful bar /

restaurant for dinner given we had splashed out last night at the Gingerbread in Bequia.

Went ashore by water taxi to Dr Doolittle�s Restaurant (apparently that is where film

was made). Excellent meal after waitress initially dumped someone else�s main curry

dishes in my lap on serving up.

22.00 Retired back to boat and so to bed. It has been a long day.

FN 100210