The Saints to Guadeloupe

Karma Daze
Chris and Penny Manley
Sat 20 Apr 2013 15:31
“16:19N 061:48W”
The sail from the Saints across to Guadeloupe (the island shaped like a butterfly)  was a pleasant sail on just the genoa, but as we approached the south west corner of Guadeloupe the wind picked up – we recorded 36 knots (force 8) with quite a choppy sea.  When we went for drinks later on “Spray” when we were tied up in Deshais, Ian’s friend Bill who had joined them in St Lucia, lives in Barbados and has a boat delivery business, said he had never seen the conditions we experienced off the island before.  As we sailed up the east coast, we had lots of wind, no wind, and wind from a completely different direction.  We anchored in Deshais for the night.  This anchorage has a reputation for strong winds as it acts as a vent for easterly winds – and it was quite a blowy night, but our anchor was well and truly in so we could sleep soundly.