Caribbean Adventures Part TWO!

As internet has been sporadic lately… this is an updated from awhile ago.

Although we love the North Sound and kept busy with hikes, runs, yoga and meeting some new cruisers, we were anxious to get on our way.  We attempted a borderline forecast day as it was supposed to  get even nastier.  After 11nm we opted to turn back as the seas were much higher than forecast and of course, the winds much tighter, such that it was going to take 19+hours to arrive!  And so we rented a car, toured more of Virgin Gorda, celebrated Glen’s birthday and awaited the next window.  Our passage turned out OK as we were at least able to motor sail and arrived after 15.5 hrs in time for a nap before the bridge opening into the lagoon.

exploring the Copper Mine Ruins

exploring the Copper Mine Ruins

ahhhh, beach paradise

ahhhh, beach paradise

Happy Birthday Boy

Happy Birthday Boy

Good Morning St. Martin

Good Morning St. Martin

We did a record turnaround or shopping the chandleries, hardware and groceries stores, and even made time for a get together with new and old friends.  We did a quick stop in St. Bart’s, the south end of St. Kitts and then on to Montserrat.  Sail days were long, u.g.l.y. with big seas and shifting winds but surprisingly I held it together through the tacking and nasties with wrist bands and Sturgeron   Once again the forecast was not pretty to move on, so we hooked up with great new friends, Catherine and Henry aboard sv Mowzer and filled our days with island tours, hikes, cricket games, beach time and a Wizard tournament!  And then, we headed off the same day with them sailing north to Antigua and us south to Guadeloupe.  We were looking forward to a nice sail day, but once again, not to be as the winds were 30 degrees off of the forecast making even motor sailing a challenge.  The seas were flat though so an easy, though long day.

still smoking hot!

still smoking hot!

the 'infill' from the last explosion

the ‘infill’ from the last explosion

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the south end of the island is still a no go zone

the south end of the island is still a no go zone

the deserted town of Plymouth

the deserted town of Plymouth

an abandoned resort

an abandoned resort

Glen tries to check in

Glen tries to check in

a BATH TUB!

a BATH TUB!

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an interesting short cut - thanks to the guy in the bedroom slippers for directions

an interesting short cut – thanks to the guy in the bedroom slippers

hills and more hills and great fun with Catherine and Henry

hills and more hills!

Wow, Rendezvous Beach at last

Wow, Rendezvous Beach at last

and of course, another climb back up to get home

and of course, another climb back up to get home

cricket fun

cricket fun

a beach day

a beach day

farewell to Montserrat

farewell to Montserrat

Next morning was up early and on we went…. An early morning snorkel at Pigeon Island was gorgeous, a drive by of the Saintes and then dropped the hook in Portsmouth, Dominica, just behind friends on Kool Kat and SlowWaltz!  Let the fun begin!!!!!


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Hello Mr Parrotfish

Hello Mr Parrotfish

"lake" Guadeloupe!

“lake” Guadeloupe!

The lushness, friendliness and endless hiking always makes a stop in Dominica so worthwhile.  Great hikes, fresh mahi, hot pools and bath tubs …..my love affair with this island continues.  And to end our adventures we took in the first day of the “test match” between Australia and the West Indies.  Sue and Mal were every so patient explaining the rules and logistics of the game.  Surprisingly I thought I would only last a few hours but we spent the whole day and it was such a great experience and I’d do it again!  The winds, however, are saying it is time to move on ….so next stop, Martinique!

squishing in Dominica

squishing in Dominica

cold water fun

cold water fun

refreshing fun with Sue, Mal, Gwen & Guillaume

refreshing

and then hot for a bit

and then hot for a bit


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and a cool beer to end the day

and a cool beer to end the day

 

Cricket 101!  Had a great day

Cricket 101! Had a great day

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Comments on: "4 Weeks and almost 300 miles later – updated to June 3" (2)

  1. Reid n Kathy said:

    Ok already.. I have to see Dominica and Montserrat…. SOOOON. This working for living is ridiculous!

  2. Nice post Dalynn.

    Are you in Rodney Bay Marina still? We will probably leave St Anne next Wed (along with heaps of others) and I think will probably sail right through to Bequia. Perhaps we’ll catch up with you there 🙂 Gwen & I have been fielding questions from Izzy & Alex about where you two are and we have been tight-lipped. Just said you were keen to get to the Marina to do some boat chores.

    Hoping you are both well, Sue & Mal xx

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