St Martin - Anguilla 18:12.0 63:05.7W
Serenity of Swanwick
Phil and Sarah Tadd
Thu 31 Mar 2016 20:04
We had a good reach along the coast to the NW tip of the island then hard on the wind to Marigot. Marigot on St Martin was a useful stop although we found the some of the marina staff a bit unhelpful. We had used their booking system on line to reserve a space but received no reply, so having called on VHF and also received no reply we went in and were about to tie up to a vacant berth only to be told we couldn't stop there. Having also been told that the marina was full we were a bit insistent regarding the booking and eventually they found us a space.
The town is better than Philipsburg, it's a normal town not a cruise ship terminal with normal shops etc. Having been trying to book tickets to fly back to UK in June and having my credit card stopped by a security check we had to find a way of phoning UK. This was solved with time on the mobile at reasonable rates. Every island seems to have its own call rates and you need a number of SIM cards. Luckily the French islands all accept the same sim.
Yesterday we moved onto Anguilla, again with a good fast run to across the Anguilla Channel and then a hard beat along the North coast to Road Bay with winds up to 30 Knots. We seem to have had strong winds now for ages with just a few slacker days and we are waiting out these winds here before making the crossing to Virgin Gorda.
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