I was in desperate need for a haircut…
I had been trimming my fringe, however
felt it was well overdue for a professional.
At Isle de Saintes there was this lovely salon...
However, language barrier – she only spoke
I came up with a
I went to my appointment
armed with my computer and used technology to help
Look who parked next to us...
We thought there was a unusual sound coming from
so after clearing out of Isle de Saintes we sailed to
Guadaloupe to see the Yanmar dealer.
He was not concerned, so we will get this checked again in St Martin.
There were a lot of fish traps up the coast
from Point A Pitre to Le Francois.
It was a real obstacle course.
We got up early and had a great 15 – 25 knot sail with
the Screecher (getting up to 9.1 knot speed). Seeing a big squall coming,
we pulled in the sails and
waited it out, before entering Indian Creek – Antigua,
a tiny anchorage around
the corner from English Harbor, where Customs and Immigration is.
We were the only boat in this tiny
where we overnighted before heading to English Harbour the next
morning to do the formalities.
Yay – it is now the official end of
keeps us at certain latitude and longitude until 1 December)
We went ashore – LOTS of superyachts
here. It is the Superyacht show on
this weekend coming and they are expecting over 100 superyachts – we won’t be
We walked to Falmouth Marina where I had
the most delicious drink – recipe as follows:
1 shot Espresso Coffee
1 shot Vodka
1 shot Crème de Caco
1 shot Crème de Café
Put all ingredients together – shake and
pour into Martini Glass
After this, I was raring to go – so we then
walked the trail over-hill from Pigeon Beach
to Fork Berkeley – a lovely shaded
Check out this interesting Cactus and Richard pointing at Our Rose
We had a few days here getting jobs
We then had a gorgeous
Screecher sail to Jolly Harbour.
The water was a gorgeous Turquoise and we saw HUGE Hawkbill turtles
along the way.
We found that
we had internet at the anchorage on the boat,
so we made the absolute most of
it and did a lot of internet catching up.
Next day we caught the bus – at this stage
I must mention buses...
Buses in the
Caribbean are Vans.
have slogans painted across the rear window or the top of the windscreen.
They ALL play either “LOUD” Caribbean
music OR rather religious broadcasts.
They ALL drive very fast!
No matter where you are, you just put your hand out and they will stop –
no need for bus-stops.
Anyway, we caught the bus to St Johns.
There were 2 cruise ships in, therefore
the town was heaving with cruiseship tourists.
We left as soon as we could.
We cleared out of Jolly Harbour and with
the Screecher headed directly to the South end of Nevis
10 to 15 knots breeze,
We went to clear in, however Customs had
so the lovely helpful Immigration lady told us to go enjoy
ourselves and come back later.
even organized a hire car for us.
The island has a nice feel, proud and clean.
We stopped at the Botanical Gardens...
We went to Golden Rock, a Restaurant and
Accommodation – just gorgeous!..
We stopped at a “garden centre” to get some
more herb and vege plants.
lovely lady only had landscape plants,
however she insisted on picking and
giving us Starfruit, Giant Avocados and a bunch of flowers...
Next day we took the car ferry to St Kitts
(Saint Christopher). Look how
close they have you park
St Kitts does not have the same feel as Nevis.
This sign is advertising this…
A lot of houses look like this...