14 28.8N 061 04.87W
Sun 1 Jun 2014 19:34
So we leave the so called ‘Renaissance Islands’ of Anguilla, St Martin/Sint Maarten and St Bart’s and with the winds coming from Easterly we sail hard on the wind passing the ‘Islands that Touch the Clouds’, Saba, Statia, St Kitts, Nevis and Monserrat on our starboard and leave the ‘Mountains and Mangrove’ islands of Guadeloupe and Dominica to our port as we move from the Leeward Islands into the Windward Islands. Two Hundred and Forty miles in twenty four hours and we reach the anchorage of Anse d’Arlet, Martinique, on Saturday 24th May! Tired but happy, mainly sailed with one reef in the main and genoa, with a couple of engine bursts as we lost all wind for a short time in the lee of Guadeloupe and then Dominica.