Guadeloupe 16:05N 61:45.5W
Serenity of Swanwick
Phil and Sarah Tadd
Sun 8 May 2016 18:14
We left English Harbour early on Friday and were hard on the wind all the way to Deshaies with varying amount's of sail set through the day as the wind increased and decreased eventually arriving with double reefed main and a small headsail to cope with the winds gusting down off the hills. Four Seasons was already in the harbour with Caroline (ex Drake Fellowship colleague) and Chris on board and Saga followed us in having come down from Monserrat. We are all heading toward the Saintes before we go our separate ways again.
Unfortunately both ATM’s in Deshaies were out of money so we are down to our last few Euros, we have enough food for a few days so no real worries.
Saturday we headed south for Pigeon Island where there is supposed to be good diving and snorkelling in the Cousteau National Park and also access to a Carrefour just a mile or so away. Saga anchored off in really rolling seas and was determined to stay and go diving Four Seasons and us continued another five miles to Anse a la Barque a small sheltered inlet which was also reputed to have good snorkelling.
We are anchored in 12 metres depth with little room to swing but all was OK last night so we have stayed today and have snorkelled on the reef to the north.
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