With an extra ten miles on my trip after retreating to Marigot Bay in St Lucia, would it mean the difference between arriving in the light and arriving in the dark?
I am lucky to have seen this beautiful area a bit and even more fortunate to have great friends looking out for me, but when an area becomes too unsafe to stay you get out of there as quick as you can. Especially when you are a solo sailor!
The place in the Caribbean I was looking most forward to seeing (and missed last time around) was finally my next destination!
Staying stationary for so long and the buildup of ‘sailing solo’ became intimidating again. It did not help that everything kept breaking so it was easier to stay where the good marine stores were. But it was time, hurricane season is coming closer to peak season and all my friends had left Martinique so I was ready to go too!
Sailing a quick 22 nautical miles that turned into a whole day. Looking at the track you’d think I was drunk while navigating to Le Marin!
Normally catching sunset as I drop anchor is all part of a typical day, not this time. Not my favorite end to what had already been a long and tiring day sailing.
The 1st of June is here and with one named hurricane already I need to keep moving south.
The compass heading has finally changed! No more easting. Would sailing be better?
A quick jump south with friends on SV Passat II to explore, conveniently in the direction that I need to keep moving!
Three days and three nights mixed with a little exhaustion will really get the thoughts flowing.