After we said goodbye to Heidi, we left and sailed to Iles des Saintes. A group of small island just South of Guadeloupe. Again the difference with the other Islands was striking. You're in the South of France instead of the Caribbean.
We stayed there for the day. Next morning we snorkeled and left for Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe. The plan was to sail through the river that divides Guadeloupe in two and sail to Antigua next morning. However, there is this bridge and it opens only once a day at 05:00 in the morning.
We left at 04:30 but missed the only bridge in the Caribbean by 2 minutes. We went back to the marina and will try again tomorrow. There's no point in sailing around the island, that would double the trip to 85 nm. We made the best out of it and had a very nice diner, fresh lobster at Ta Milonga Negra!
We left Guadeloupe the January 13th and this time we made it on time for the bridge!