Back in Rodney Bay - Day 6

Donald Macdonald
Tue 5 Jan 2021 21:09
Another lazy warm day here in the Caribbean. Have taken down our Christmas decoration though.
Have been trying to get charts of the Caribbean for the plotter without success. We can get a C-Map one through the local chandlery but will take another 3 weeks to arrive unless I get it sent then incur freight forwarder fees of 80US$. The is a way to get them downloaded through the portal. All registered here and almost there then credit card not accepted, 2 of them. Now think this could be one of 2 things:
    a)    does not like my card being used on web in Saint Lucia when card registered in the UK
    b)    some sort of controls government has as bypassing paying local taxes so gets block.
        Any assistance or if real reason known would be great to know. Email me "gbr9029 at" (please correct at to @ when doing email. Done wrong as on public forum and not wanting spam, no spaces either).
We notice the World ARC starts from here Saturday as ARC office open again, only a handful of boats competing though.