North to Deshaies
Date 1600 – 19 March 2011
Yesterday was spent at anchor off the Ilet à Cabrit which allowed for
some more extensive snorkelling and a second walk up to
With a fresh baguette delivered before 0700 this morning, dropped into
the cockpit we made a 0900 start across the Guadeloupe Channel towards the
leeward, west side of the main island. The sea in the inter island channel was
unusually benign and a good force 4 gave a comfortable reach until we fell into
the wind shadow of
Warned by the Pilot Book we found a spot with a good amount of room to swing but tucked under the northern cliff to minimise the rise of swell. “The wind funnels down the valley and hits the bay in shrieking gusts” – affirmative; thank heavens for a well protected cockpit.
We now intend to spend a few days enjoying Deshaies and perhaps hiring a motor car for a day trip to see some of the sites.