Michael Hughes and Ger White
Sun 16 Feb 2020 18:21
St Pierre was just an overnight stop on our way to Portsmouth in Dominica where we spent a few days on the well organised mooring buoys. The boat guys there are now better organised than 10 years ago, with their own little “club “ and a lot more cruisers there as a result. And their Sunday evening party was quite something! We hired a car for a couple of days and walked the waterfalls etc. Brought back many memories.

Then on to The Saints with their great French vibe. It’s now all mooring balls rather than anchoring which saves the hassle of dragging. Wandered around, chilled and hired a golf cart to visit all the beaches, museum etc. Nice relaxed time.

And so to Guadeloupe. First we anchored on the west coast at the Cousteau marine park for a night, dinghies over to the island for snorkelling—plenty of fish and some live coral. Then up to Deshaies for a couple of nights—-time in town, botanic gardens etc. Again memories!

And on to Antigua—Jolly Harbour marina—bus to English Harbour—-much changed and all now superyachts! Shame. Walked up the trail to Shirley Heights for the Sunday music etc. They now charge for entry—another shame as the locals don’t go! I then left the boat for a week with Tuomas and Anna and spent a week in U.K.—-London and a quick visit to Scotland—Crieff to see Simon & co, lunch in Edinburgh with Eric, Pat, Sarah and her children.

Back on board on 11th February and on 13th we sailed to Nevis—-fast sail in 25 knot winds under poled Genoa and prevented mizzen. Lot of rolling in a big sea! Next day ashore to clear in and see town—-still charming, non-touristy and laid back! Next day to a Plantation for lunch and a walk, Golden Rock. Memories!

And now ashore at Sunshine’s bar for a Killer Bee!

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