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Serenity of Swanwick
Phil and Sarah Tadd
Thu 2 Jun 2016 00:27
Having snorkelled at Pigeon Island we moved north again to Deshaies, only a short distance but we can clear out from here and its a good jumping off point for Montserrat or Antigua. We were very lucky that when we arrived another English boat was leaving and we were able to pick up the mooring that he had been on rather than anchoring. We were expecting some strong winds to come through so we felt more secure. If we had been anchored we would probably have ended up with two anchors down which might well have got twisted up.
We are hoping to go to Montserrat but want the right conditions while we are there and are prepared to wait here till they arrive.
We have actually been here a week, but intend to leave tomorrow. Apart from the normal shopping and cleaning, including scrubbing weed off the hull( accomplished with a long brush while snorkelling alongside), we have been on two walks and snorkelled along the north side of the bay. The first walk was up the river which was a matter of boulder hopping, the sort of thing we would enjoy on Dartmoor but there we would have had more water to worry about. The second walk was over the headland north of the bay and down to a lovely beach backed by mangrove swamp. Very little of interest on the walk except Phil managed to photograph a Guadeloupe woodpecker.
It has been very hot while we have been here and we had three days of strong wind when we didn't bother to go ashore but stayed on board doing odd jobs and resting.
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