But tonight, I'm anchored in Carlisle Bay with great internet, some rum and some time so here's a brief run-down on our journey.
Our trip to Culebra was easy... decent wind... but Otto the autopilot was not behaving. That was a concern considering we were planning 2 overnight trips. No fun manning the helm 24-7. Turned out, a bunch of fiddling and re-trying gave us Otto but without confidence that he was going to stick it out.
|Hector the Protector on Culebra|
|Big Ass Tarpon at the Dinghy Dock|
|Big Ass Ribs for some Big Ass Guys|
|More tarpon, just because. Nice new Yamaha, huh?|
The last time I was at Sopers Hole my kids had arranged for me to pick up a case of Pussers Rum as a birthday gift. I went inside to inquire whether there had been anything waiting in my name. Alas, I had to pay for my case of Pussers this time.
We thought we might need a few more things before our run to St. Martin so we stopped at Kellys for groceries. Internet was down so we had to wait for 20 minutes before we could use our credit cards.
|Out exploring at Normans. No treasure.|
|Cooling off at Normans|
Still, we had to deal with a broken engine belt 5 miles in, a freighter who really wanted to run us down and a finicky Otto, who wanted to crash intermittently. Other than that, it was brilliant and we dropped the anchor in Marigot Bay at 6 am. After a nap 'til 10 we were ready for adventure.
|Because you have to tie up your horse somewhere, right?|
|Modest St. Martin yachts|
|I'll have a Mango Daiquiri, please|
|Lunch at the Dutch Bridge, SM|
|Plane watchers at Maho Beach|
Next installment will update you on St. Martin to St. Barths to Antigua.
So much fun.... hard to keep up!!!