Moving on (from St Lucia 14:04.9N, 60:57.5W)

Serenity of Swanwick
Phil and Sarah Tadd
Fri 20 Jan 2017 01:40
A day in Ste Anne gave us the chance to talk to Jenny and Simon on 'Fenicia', who we hadn't seen since Tenerife, and to put names to the voices of some Ocean Cruising Club members who we had only spoken to on the radio before then. We then sailed the 30 miles from Ste Anne to Marigot Bay, St Lucia, where Jenny and Pete on 'Modjadji' had a para anchor ( a piece of heavy weather safety kit) that they didn't need. With this stowed in our bottomless cockpit locker we had a great windward sail the 10 miles back to Rodney Bay to collect a spare part for our wind generator, which hasn't been working for a month or so.

With the wind generator now working and 'Serenity' stocked up with provisions, we are ready for the next stage of our adventure, and tomorrow morning ( Friday for us) we will be setting out on the 450 Mile passage to Bonaire. Bonaire is one of the Dutch island group known as the ABCs (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao), and is at the southern end of the Caribbean basin, just off the coast of South America.

The forecast is for relatively light winds, so the passage may take us 5 days or longer. It will be our first passage over 100 miles since arriving in the Caribbean just over a year ago.

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