Anyway, here we are in Dominica.
We left Antigua a week ago after lolly-gagging around with Quest (Sid and Cate,) Aurora (Harry and Marijke and WindSwept Dreams (Ed and Ann.)
It is hard to entertain more than 6 on the boat at once so we have arranged for several beach meetings. Fun to talk to a whole bunch of people who like the same things as us.
|Island Packets in Five Islands Bay, Antigua|
|Who brought the meatballs?|
|Mr. Bo Jangles and his buddy|
Our sail from Antigua was spectacularly uneventful - BUT WE DIDN'T CATCH A MAHI. What the hell?! We always catch a mahi in that stretch. I don't know what Pam was doing wrong.
|WindSwept Dreams under sail to Deshaies - another IP38 just like Blue Pearl!|
|Master and Commander|
|I had the fish|
|Pam had the marlin brochettes|
|Breakfast on Blue Pearl|
|Snorkelers at Pigeon Island|
|Checking the anchor|
|Catching a rainbow|
|Lunch in a cute Les Saintes restaurant|
|Heard it was snowing at home?!|
Of all the places we've been with Blue Pearl I think Dominica is my favourite. Just like all of the other islands, there are tons of things to do and great things to see. The best part of it is that the people who make money from cruisers like us don't beg and hassle you. They are organized and have a code of conduct that they follow. They patrol the harbour at night so we feel very secure at anchor. They will arrange to get your clothes washed, take you on tours, deliver food and ice, help you with anchoring and more. All for a fee but you really don't mind paying a reasonable amount for good service.
|First day... hike looking for a thermal pool. Never found it!|