WE HAVE ARRIVED in The Caribbean
Chiscos - Atlantic Cruise
Sun 11 Dec 2011 21:51
We have arrived! Chiscos and her crew successfully completed our Atlantic crossing yesterday in 20 days, 12 hours, 16 minutes and 36 seconds! We arrived in St Lucia at lunchtime yesterday.
What a fantastic experience! We had a wonderful crossing - no real hiccups and apart from suffering from a lack of wind during the last few days (and very nearly running out of diesel) the trip went very well.
We were met, as we came into Rodney bay, by our friends off Kealoa 8 who came out in their rib to welcome us home. Then as we talked to the berthing manager at the marina we were delighted to find we were allocated a berth next to our other friends on Arnamentia.
The welcome in St Lucia has been fantastic. Nearly all of the boats we have become acquainted with are now in, and we have spent the 24 hours since we arrived catching up with old (new) friends.
The radio skeds on the ssb have been a great source of entertainment and we have also spent time finding other boat crew who we met on the radio, talked to everyday and are now able to put faces to names. The only complication is that we know them as their boat name, not as Rob or Tim etc. But it has been great to meet them all.
The majority of the talk now is what will happen next. Where are you going, when do you leave, should we meet in Antigua, the BVI or elsewhere on this fabulous trip!
More photos of the trip will be added shortly.