Underway towards Les Saintes, S of Guadaloupe 15:40N 61:32W
Sue & Alan
Sun 23 Feb 2014 16:05
Very quiet last night and very little wind. Only concern being the comparative poverty on Dominica and the ever present threat of possible theft. For example, a Brazilian yacht (thinks s/y Masmete) came on hook yesterday afternoon and then when they went ashore in their tender to check-in. On their return I signalled all's well/OK with their yacht and he signalled back a gracious 'thank you' indication their concern when leaving their yacht. Reinforced by comments made in the pilot book. We know it's a shame to express these doubts about security. It's just that Dominica is relatively untouched by tourism or development and 'be-aware' warnings are what they are. That said, yesterday afternoon there was a fisherman in his rowing boat by us for most of the afternoon. When a large turtle appeared on the water surface he whistled to alert us of it's presence so we could see. I offered him a beer. He took all his lines in and rowed close, without making boat-boat contact. Whilst he stood
off and drank his beer we had a good chat and he was very polite, as well interesting. No threat whatsoever.
We are expecting to spend a good few days in and around these next islands, Les Saintes. We've had very good reports about them from Aylin & Goran s/y Catana III. Also, I noted Chris & Steve s/y Chewsy stopped-over on hook at Islet Cabrit, when visiting these parts last year.
No internet assess so here's hoping MICHAEL WILL EMAIL ME THE SCORE AND HIS MATCH REPORT TODAY?????
Ticketeeboo MMSI 235071989 Callsign 2CED3, Ham callsign = m0hng
At 23/02/2014 16:02 UT our position was 15°40.52'N 061°32.59'W