Montserrat to Guadeloupe
Saturday 17th May
So, having left the angry shouting behind us, we
headed off down the north coast rather than going all the way round the
Lava & Ash flows Lush green hills and lava flows. Quite a contrast!
Top of the volcano, Gallway’s
It’s a great sail and as we approach
As we get closer to the
A gray day arriving in Deshaies Very happy skipper now the sun has come out!!
The wind in the bay is quite flukey and we re-anchor so as not to be too close to a couple of other boats. We can already see two boats who have swung into each other. We pick a nice clear spot but then a large Dutch boat comes and drops their anchor almost on our stern. Why DO they do that? We start the generator on the sugar scoop and they decide to move away. Serves them right!
We will stay here until Monday as customs are closed on Sunday and we need to clear in before we move on down the coast.
Monday 19th May
Deshaies is a pleasant enough place but there is no beach and the town is quite small. There are quite a few nice restaurants and we ate in one of them with the waves coming right up to the edge of the restaurant.
We walk up the hill to the customs office and fill in
the necessary paperwork which is minimal as
Tuesday 20th May
We are getting low on water now and there is a marina
shown in the pilot book just a few miles down the coast beyond
The marina looks quite nice from a distance at dusk!!! Cool sunset though!
In the evening most of the townspeople seem to come out either to ride bicycles, swim off the beach or go running along the sea front. Never seen anything quite like it and they are still running, cycling and swimming well after it gets dark. Must be something to do with being French?! Perhaps they are all in training for the Tour De France. It’s a rolly old anchorage and it rains on and off all night. We really should have incorporated some sort of rain catching device in our bimini design and then we would have plenty of water. Oh well, buckets will have to do for now.