Log 3rd, 4th May 2019 - "The Saintes"

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Simon Ashley
Sat 4 May 2019 13:13
Pos: 15, 51.7 N; 61, 36.03 W

Another great sail from Pigeon Island in varying conditions with wind up and down off the west coast of Guadeloupe, then full on beating into strong ESE winds with staysail and reefed main.  We tacked to clear Le Pate before heading for the anchorage at Pain de Sucre.  It was quite squally for the last part of this passage.

Initially we picked up the "NE most" mooring close to the rocks below the “mini Piton” at Pain de Sucre” but as the yacht swung round it felt too close to the rocks so we moved to another mooring. Unfortunately the weather remained overcast for most of the day.

We cleared in at Terre-de-Haut and had the best rum punch ever for sundowners, literally sat next to the water overlooking the bay!  They only took cash and we were fortunate to just have enough Euros as the local ATM was broken!

That evening we had a superb French meal at La Frangele.

The following day the weather finally appeared to be improving, back to normal with blue sky and sunshine (yes we are getting spoilt!). In the morning we snorkelled around the coastline of the bay and at the base of Pain de Sucre.  We spent the rest of the day doing a few jobs and relaxing.

Back to Terre-de-Haut for the evening we found a lovely little restauant at the water’s edge called Le Genois and another fabulous meal!