Back to St Lucia - Marigot Bay and Vieux Fort via the Pitons
Date 2200 UTC - 22 December 2010
(All times in this entry refer to local time, UTC -4 unless stated as UTC)
The chase is onto get to Bequia for 23 December so today we set off
bright and reasonably early, well reasonably bright come to think of it, for
The sail back to St Lucia was very different from the trip two days earlier other than the fact that we were hit by a number of vigorous squalls with a great deal of heavy rain; this time we had the wind aft the beam which makes for very different sailing than beating to windward.
As we came into the lee of
We were off again shortly after 1430 and motored south in little wind. Bunting’s bacon still appears from the freezer so there were bacon and egg sandwiches all round for a late lunch.
If all this appears hurried it is because when darkness falls at 1800 it does so very quickly and it is very advisable to be anchored or moored before dark falls, if only to be able to avoid the numerous very poorly marked fishing floats.