Dominica, Martinique

Sat 28 Apr 2012 20:42
Éowyn is moored at anchor in Fort de France, Martinique in position  14:36.024 N 61:04.179W
We don't have internet at the moment, only Iridium email, so no photos in this update.
We had a great 5 hour sail from Saintes to Portsmouth, Dominica. There we put ourselves in the hands of "Lawrence of Arabia", a member of PAYS, the Portsmouth security group and a tour organiser. We started with the obligatory tour of the Indian River which is always a delight and on Wednesday, we took a full day Island tour with Joe & Sharon on the American yacht Caris. We had a great time with guide "Uncle Sam" visiting the highlights of this most beautiful place.
As the weekend weather was forecast to be not so good, we left Dominica on Friday for another bright sail to St Pierre, Martinique. Unfortunately, the decompression cable decided to commit suicide. Fortunately, it did so only a short distance from Frank Agren's Inboard Diesel, the Caribbean Volvo Penta dealer. We saw his man this morning and are booked in for Monday morning for a replacement.
We are a bit weary, so will stay at Fort de France tonight, visiting Solshoer tomorrow close to the repair facility for Monday morning. A few changes here as Jacques & Ciarla seem to have retired from the excellent chandlery Sea Services and sadly both our favourite patisseries have closed down!
All being well, we will be in Rodney Bay St Lucia on Tuesday, where we will have internet and can upload some photos. Rodney Bay is only a 40 mile sail from here usually with the wind behind the beam.