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Saturday 21st April
We left Antigua
in a south westerly (unheard of!) wind and motored for a boring 5 hours towards
Guadeloupe. The sky was sultry, and the air humid. It
seemed that the trade winds that had been with us since late December had
decided to move further south and not to bother with the Leeward
Islands. So it's south that we're headed again, towards the Windward
Islands where we may pick up the easterly Trade winds in a day or
We anchored for
a night at Deshais (pronounced day-hay!), but did not go ashore as the swell and
the surf on the beach were a little high for our small dinghy. So we
stayed on board drinking rum and watching lots and lots of turtles in the
Then we left
early on Friday for a sail(?) down the western side of Guadeloupe.
Well we got a good bashing in the south-westerly swell and the winds that
changed direction at least twice an hour. The worst of it was
though, that the weather broke all but my last good whiskey glass! I shall
now have to stop drinking Scotch - or use a plastic beaker (hope my friend Bob
(a Scotsman) will forgive me!). Anyway we arrived at Terre de Haut
on Les Saintes, found a good spot close to a Wifi connection and surfed
the web before jumping in the clear waters for a swim.
We'll stay here
for a day or so and wait for the wind to change direction before sailing on
down to Dominica............
for a squall off
Nelsons Dockyard, Antigua
Someone else's yacht, (?) Iles Des