This update is
sent from Pigeon Island anchorage, Rodney Bay, St Lucia in
Well we did "Go Mexican" for
Christmas day, but the food was a passable attempt at a turkey dinner - except I
On the Tuesday we set off for St
Lucia a day earlier than planned and encountered near perfect sailing conditions
- Easterly Force 5 for much of the passage. "Nordlys" - Swan 47 and "Blue Heron"
- HR43 showed us a clean pair of heels and were an hour before us to Pigeon
Island, Rodney Bay. The next day we entered the newly reconstructed marina with
a generosity in the dock layout that has to be seen to be
Regis Electronics had our
alternator regulator and after the shock of the shipping fees and customs
brokerage costs, it was duly installed.
New Year's Eve or as it is known
here - Old Year's Night, was spent with the crews of our victors, "Nordlys" -
and "Blue Heron" and we managed to stay awake not only for midnight, but for 1
am as well!!!
We are now off to Martinique on
our passage northwards having said our goodbye's to Bob & Kathy on "Bon
Accord" with a meal at the excellent new italian restaurant "Antonio" and then
drinks on their yacht