We left around midday with Guadeloupe only a stones throw away, but we were heading for Deshais, way up in the North to anchor for the night before the long crossing to Antigua. The winds were fine early on but headed us late in the day, so it was just after dusk by the time we arrived. Fortunately there was reasonable space amongst the anchored yachts and we soon found a spot. Pete ventured ashore in the dinghy, in the dark, in search of wine I think. It rained heavily just after he had departed. Eventually he returned with some booty and we feasted before crashing yet again, exhausted. I’m beginning to think this is not the way to cruise the Caribbean.
Paula and I opted for the long row ashore in the morning for a look around and bought some bread and vegetables. We still managed to set off at 08.30h and as Windguru predicted the winds were a pleasant ENE 15 knots, perfect for a comfortable but slightly long passage to the South of Antigua – we were there by 15.30h.
Pics: The crew settling in to passage-making. Pain de Sucre, some interesting geology.
Our achorage in the Saintes. Flowers on every grave and some even decorated with conch shells.