We were on a roll now, and keen to keep moving South. So, we got up at 6am to depart, but realised our anchor was underneath another boat and we'd need them to move before we could pull it up and leave. Fortunately, someone on that boat got up to have a pee off the stern, and we got his attention. Turned out, he didn't need to move, after all :)

We motor-sailed all the way into Le Marin, because the winds were ahead of us for a lot of it. We were luck, and caught the tides fairly well, through the bay.


As we were coming past Rocher du Diamant, the local cruiser's net started up on the radio, and we got advised to try to see a doctor based in the Marin marina. He was known to be willing to see sailors at short notice.

Cul-de-sac du Marin is an enormous anchorage, and well protected. Sometimes too protected, it gets hot. We anchored quite far back, just inside the channel where there's more wind. I think we may do this again in the future.

The doctor saw me, and suggested trying to remove the remaining spines with a hyperdermic needle and some tweezers. But this was too big of a job for him to do, we'd have to handle it ourselves. Helpfully, he prescribed some crutches, which made the next weeks a lot easier. Should have got some much earlier!

At the local chandlery, we bought the bits to make up a new snubber line. And we picked up a (low-cost, but hard to find) engine part for a fellow sailor, to carry to Carriacou. We'd heard about this request on the cruiser's net that morning.

Time on the water: 3:48
Distance covered: 22.8nm
Avg speed: 6kts
Max speed: 9.7kts
Crew: John, Stefano

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