Down to the Saints

We picked up James, Rachael, and Lexi from the airport, and brought them back to a very rolly boat. The anchorage in Le Gosier doesn't have much protection from the swell, especially when you're at the back of it. This wasn't the easiest transition to boat life, and it took a couple of days to get their sea legs, but they fought through it.

While we still had a hire car, we went up to see the enormous waterfalls on Grand Carbet on the mountainous side of Guadeloupe, Basse-Terre.


The next day, we set off South for the Saints. It was a nice windy day, so we used a single reef on the mainsail, and sailed fast broad reach all the way down to the Saints.


There was quite a bit of swell, so it wasn't the smoothest ride, but once we were behind Îlet à Cabrit, in Îles des Saintes, we were nicely protected from the wind and swell. To protect the reefs, anchoring close to the island is prohibited, so we anchored off in deeper water, in the one corner where it is allowed.

Time on the water: 3:06
Distance covered: 22.6nm
Avg speed: 7.3kts
Max speed: 11.8kts
Crew: John, Stefano, Clare, James, Rachael, Lexi

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