Salt Whistle Bay, Mareau to Britannia Bay, Mustique (18.1nm)
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Salt Whistle Bay, Mareau to Britannia Bay, Mustique ( 18.1 nm )
Weather: Fine and
sunny. Wind: E19 - 21 kts
12:38N 61:23W Salt Whistle Bay.
07.00 hrs Ran generator for 2 hrs as battery voltage down to 22.5 v
After a leisurely breakfast prepared boat for sea
08:30 12:38N 61:23W Weighed anchor and headed out of bay.
09.30 12:45N 61:21
After sailing off course on a beat for an hour during which we
overhauled two Bequis bound
yachts it was necessary to get back on course pulling
in sail and putting the
donkey back on as our required course of 67 degrees took us dead
into wind and 10ft waves. Our SOG went from 7.8kts to 4.3kts as a consequence.
Our slow progress is currently giving us an ETA in Britannia Bay, Mustique of 13.20
Noon 12:52N 61:11W Picked up buoy in Britannia Bay, Mustique
Had swim and trip ashore for lunch at the famous Basil’s Bar.
In the evening visited the Firefly Hotel bar for the fantastic sunset view over the bay anchorage.
From there it was
back to Basil’s Bar for dinner. Live white blues bands were playing
absolutely brilliant. Mick Jagger and other stars who apparently often jam
with them when on the island.
Ran generator for further 4 hrs as batteries again down
Engine hours: 3 Generator hours: 8