Moved the boat to Anse Mitan to get away from rolling by the ferries in Fort de France. Where I promised everyone a wonderful Sunday brunch at a resort. I even went in early to make sure it was available. Showed up at 10:30 Sunday morning just as they were clearing up! Apparently I understood brunch and the resort understood breakfast – big difference! Our little troupe headed off to find food. Lots of choices in Anse Mitan and we grabbed a little snack and then waited for a great lunch – all is not lost and we went home full!
Sailed from Ste Anne to Rodney Bay St Lucia - finally a beautiful sail. Cleared customs in at IGY Marina which is a major installation.
|View of Rodney Bay from our hike|
Hiked the National Park - first hill is simple 2nd is a lot tougher but the views were spectacular. Again first of the English / French battling each other of island supremacy so many years ago.
Cleared out of customs. Wanted fuel however a 160 foot MY emptied their tanks!
|A little infinity pool|
Up at 4:30 AM for a sail to Bequia - dark and raining ugh. Rained 90% of the time to Bequia.
|St Lucia -Pitons|
|A little more of the Pitons|
Walk about after clearing Customs. Filled up with fuel from a fuel barge OUCH! EC$17.50 per gallon or Cdn $8.50 per gallon!!
Back on deck, checked out the cable - all seems fine. Test each wire and continuity is good - not the cable. Look at the unit and notice there is electrical tape on the little wire - removed the tape - the guys that reattached all the wiring in Annapolis nicked the cable with an exacto knife and just covered it up. Corrosion finally did the wire in. With help from Rodignard, soldered a new wire in place tested - All works. Back up the mast and install a working unit - life is good! Took advantage of the birds eye view to get a few shots!
|Little Church in Mayreau|
Finished the day off with purchasing a live 4 LB lobster - a monster! An awesome dinner.
|Robert Righteous and the Youth Bar and Restaurant|
A quick motor 4 miles to Union Island to clear out of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Lots of mooring balls EC$60 per night plus a EC410 tip for the boat boy to help us get tied up. Customs and Immigration are great here, polite and friendly!