Captain's Log - Soufriere, St. Lucia to Port Elizabeth/Admiralty Bay, Bequia:
Underway at 0545 in light air and showers. Raised mainsail and hit bigger seas and 18kts wind at 0630. Sped up from 5kts to 7kts. Kept motorsailing; light air and seas in lee of St. Vincent, then 20-25kts and 6-8 ft seas south of St. Vincent. Relative wind rose to 25-30kts with wind 50-60 degrees off the bow. Dropped the main, then boat speed dropped to 5kts again.
And, in all that craziness (read it again), we managed to land another mahi!
|Troubadour at anchor (center) in Admiralty Bay. |
It's best to anchor on the southeast side to avoid the roaring wind that gusts through the hills.
|Even on a rainy day, soaked to the skin, cool but not cold, we enjoyed a hike on the Atlantic side of the island to the turtle sanctuary. Sometimes, the cloudy pictures are just as pretty.|
|Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary - |
I learned turtles love to get their backs scratched, they wiggle and splash their flippers side to side.
|And, yes, you guessed it. The Captain gets to try yet another local beer. |
This one is made in St. Vincent - Hairoun Beer . We dined and quenched our thirst at Dawn's Creole Beach Cafe in Industry Bay, Bequia. On the walk back, a nice islander took pity on us when it started raining again, and gave us a ride.