15 December- We have arrived

Moulin Rouge
Philip Barltrop
Wed 15 Dec 2010 17:05
14:05.252N 59:54.241W
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We made it !!! We arrived at 18:06 just as it was getting dark. In fact after 3185 miles at sea it was a close finish between 5 or 6 yachts who had shadowed us all the way from Las Palmas. Within minutes of arriving we had our welcome drinks from the St Lucia tourist board and were then off to a crew party withing the hour! Philip cannot remember when he got back as he had to check Mark returned safely. Chris cannot recall how he came back so wet but friends on another boat asked about the swimming pool .... a bit of theme is developing. 
Looking back to our first blogs it hardly seems possible that we were about to embark on such a trip with all the experiences on the way. Our photographs will tell some of the story ... but our memories of the trip will be with us for a long time! For now we have some time in St Lucia before some of us return for Christmas - leaving Andy and Chris to enjoy Christmas in the sun!
It does seem funny listening to Christmas music in the restaurant ... with little Christmas decorartions on the tables ... and a temperature well in the 30 degrees C!

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