Alexis, the PAYS boat guy has just taken Brad and Kim off in his pirogue to taxi to the airport. They will have a short, fun flight to Antigua to overnight in preparation for their flight home to Calgary tomorrow. We have had a terrific time with them. They are VERY easy to cruise with.
Our 20 mile trip down from Les Saintes was great in the beginning. But then we lost all our wind for a few minutes and when it started back in it was 30 degrees off what it had been. That meant motor sailing the last half... which was fine because our batteries enjoyed the boost.
Alexis met us and brought us in to our mooring buoy and we settled in for a celebratory beer. Within minutes Edison from PAYS was alongside to sell us tickets for the Wednesday night PAYS BBQ. So after a quiet afternoon we got all dressed up (NOT) and went in for PAYS Rum Punch (which is lots of Rum and a big punch) and a chicken and fish (except there was no fish) BBQ with all the usual side dishes. Of course the evening ended with crazy dancing in the sand. Kim taught us all to dance like Elaine.
The next day Brad pushed off at about 9. The rest of us sat on the boat reading and keeping busy. After 3 or 4 hours the dive boat returned. Kim saw Brad standing up and said, "Oh good. He still has both his legs." No shark bite. Turns out, he had a great couple of dives and has the photos to prove it.
|AquaMan with his Lion Fish|
|Poisonous fins removed - great for fish tacos|
|Bobbin'. With fish nibbling at their toes.|
|Winston with a coconut... or something|
|Winston's house. He endured Maria inside... in a barrel.|
|Lunch beers with my buddy|
|What kind of rum do you want? Obama?|
|Washing our hair|
|Cute couple by a waterfall|
|Half way to the top|
|We could make this work...|
|Back at the fort|
|Careful that thing doesn't go off!|
|Guarding Prince Rupert Bay|