WE'VE ARRIVED !!
Sun 14 Dec 2008 21:05
What a wonderful finish ! We drifted towards St Lucia with very little wind but eventually arrived at about 5pm and sailed towards the finish line with another boat called Magic Bus, a Najad 15 meter, which we had crossed the start line with nearly 3 weeks before ! They were ahead of us but went slightly high and Peter slipped through underneath them to pip them at the post ! Even better a local photographer was there to record the event - photo to follow ! The sun was setting as we took down the sails and motored into the marina.
A fabulous welcome greeted us with people waving from boats, rum punch on the dock and Teddy and mate Bassett waiting for us. A huge bunch of flowers arrived from my mother and sister Sukie! A lovely evening of steak and salad followed by local party and drinks on the boat later. And then we all slept for 12 hours !
We have the best berth in the marina right next to the bars and restaurants with Carribean music playing day and night ! So happy to be here !