Charlestown, Nevis

Mark & Sue Owen
Fri 16 May 2014 00:40

17:08.17N 62:38.01W


It was a night to remember for all the wrong reasons.  Last Saturday we had our worst night at anchor. We had a massive squall come through just after dark, winds suddenly backed 180 degrees and blew into the previously sheltered anchorage at 45knots, with torrential rain and rapidly building seas. We spent the next 4 hours glued to the wheel as our French neighbours dragged uncomfortably close. One cruiser snapped his chain and then snagged a fisherman’s buoy trying to re-anchor, several local boats were wrecked on the shore. Chris Parker, Caribbean weather forecaster said ‘If you get caught in one of these squalls it could be really ugly and miserable and could last for hours and hours’ and boy was he right. Our only casualty was the wind generator link and anchor snubber hook & shackle (replacements all in the on-board spares kit fortunately), so we felt we got off lightly.


Apart from that we’ve had a very enjoyable few days back in Nevis, together with Olgalou, but it’s time to move on, so we checked out today and we plan to leave at first light tomorrow morning.


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