Peter Island to Marina Cay
nick & annabella Atkinson
Wed 8 Dec 2010 20:47
We have now left Road Town and headed to Peter Island (Great Harbour)... lovely spot and did not even go ashore so very secluded -
We even managed a comfortable night sleep with the northerly swell coming in to the bay which we managed to sleep right through which was lovely! It is still quite funny that the weather has not settled down... some days we are getting lovely breeze other days massive amount of breeze with rain (trying to keep up with the uk, I suppose)
We headed from Peter Island to Marina Cay which is basically a reef with a hut in the middle and some excellent snorkelling which has been fun... Wind was on the nose again from the East blowing 18knots gusting 23 so fun sailing – We had yet a little more of a set back!!!! I went below to find water sloshing over the floor boards whilst beating to windward and the boat taking some waves and this was a slight concern, bilge pump on and floor boards up to reveal lots of water and a hissing noise coming from the side of the boat; I thought from a skin fitting! After much panic and grab bag in hand we found out that the water pressure system for the drinking water had a broken pipe and was spraying everywhere (550 Litres approx) The bilge pump cleared the water in record time and we started the massive clear up operation!!
This was not all – we then had to find marine spares in the middle of no where – from speaking with the sunsail base and also other boaty places it became obvious that we were not going to find European boat parts in the Caribbean until Anna mentioned the plumbers merchants who was well stocked – we now have a new tap that looks better then the old and new flexi pipe armoured coated for extra strength; no leaks touch wood... it has been very stressful the last few days as we are breaking things quicker then I can fix them! I was glad that I brought all my drill etc...
Here are some pix to cheer you guys up in the UK