Chris and Penny Manley
Mon 20 May 2013 19:48
From Admiralty bay Bequia we headed south to Clifton on Union Island, to check out and stay over night. Not a very pleasant sail – in the open sea we were getting gust up to 30 knots so had 2 reefs in the main, and a reefed genoa, and the sea was coming from the north east so the waves were skewing the boat around. The autopilot couldn’t cope so we had to hand steer. Once we got in the lee of the next island Canounan, the sea was calmer and we had a much more enjoyable sail.
We picked up a buoy in the bay and took a water taxi to the shore to check out at the airport. As it was a Saturday we had to pay overtime (again)!