Last few days in Marina Fort St Louis, Marigot, St Martin

Position           18:04.15N 63:05.62W

Date                1800 – 16 April 2011

 

We remained in the marina pending the arrival of a replacement inverter.  Nico, the Electec engineer, said that it would arrive by Fedex at about 1600 Friday, 15th, and at 1630 I received a phone call from him to confirm that it had arrived and what was better he would be round at 0900 Saturday to fit it and check the wiring.  We have had excellent service from the various companies here with the added bonus of good technicians.

 

Elizabeth did a large shop on Friday and the manager of the US Supermarket in Sandy Ground delivered the goodies for her.  Prices for many food and drink, soft and otherwise, are reasonable and we wished to stock up for the BVI’s and Bermuda where no doubt they are not.

 

All things finished by 1400 and it was time to pack up cycles, the passerelle and all of the other bits that seem to grow the longer we stay connected to shore.  Booking out of the marina took some patience, remember this is the Caribbean but by 1600 we were off to the fuel dock.  This involved an interesting manoeuvre backwards around a “catamoron” that seemed to have taken root on the dock.

 

By 1700 we were at anchor in the bay making final preparations for an 1800 departure for the British Virgin Islands.  There is a two day wind window that we must catch as next week the forecast is for very light conditions.