Nice to be here - but getting here was like riding in a washing machine.
Since my last post we had a few nice Antigua anchorage days. We spent 2 nights at Hermitage Bay, visiting Deep Bay for a hike and some beach time. Had some time to do some shelling and explore the Hermitage Bay Resort beach before checking out at Jolly and heading over to Carlisle Bay to stage for our trip down.
|Murphy and us from Brad's vantage in Deep Bay|
|The people on this yacht have been staring enviously at us|
|Out exploring Carlisle|
|Charming couple on Carlisle beach|
|Beauty boat at sunset|
|A photo of me taking a photo of them|
So we crossed our fingers and set out from Carlisle at about 8:30. We made good time (6.5 hours) doing the 41 miles - but it was crazy sailing. Reefs in both sails, then no reefs 'cause the wind disappeared. Then reefs again 'cause we were getting knocked over. Otto the autopilot decided to go on strike so that meant someone at the wheel the whole time. Our new side curtains from JustCanvas in Antigua (Yay Janina!!!) kept us mostly dry but the helms person got soaked.
So we got here kind of beaten up but happy to be in Deshaies. And... we got a nice squall just when we got in so the caked salt got all washed off. Bonus!
|When you get squalls you get rainbows.|
|Swabby at the helm|
|Didn't catch a mahi on the way so...|
|Ouassous au lait de coco|
More later! Thanks for reading.