Prince Rupert Bay, Dominica
Sunday 6th May 2012
Distance run: 50 nmiles
Anchor up at 0630 for the 50nmile trip to Dominica. The sea was flat calm, the wind almost non-existent and we motored gently along the coast of Guadeloupe. We had breakfast under way – warm French bread, cheese, jam and tea – the fresh bread smell mingling with the smell of wood stoves coming off the land. A very nice way to start the day.
Later, as we tidied away the dishes, a huge group of dolphins came to play with the bow wave, and we spent an enjoyable half hour watching their antics.
The wind remained elusive for the entire trip, and we motored into Prince Rupert Bay soon after 1400. We picked up a buoy , tidied the boat and Steve took a look at the fridge compressor which seems to have given up working. There seems nothing we can do with it, the problem may be that it needs re-gassing, so we will have to get a refrigerator engineer onto it.
Later, Martin (Providence) the boat boy came out to say ‘Hi’ and ask if we needed anything. We asked about the possibility of getting diesel and he explained they now have a new dock (courtesy of the Japanese!) where we can refuel tomorrow.