Oh so much catching up to do!
We ordered new sails while we were in St Martin 2 to 4 weeks, they said. After lots of measuring, questions back and forth, an email to the North American ProFurl representative and almost 8 weeks later we got the sails and sailed off.
That said, we had a ton of fun while we waited.
I Lunched with ladies; We checked out the restaurants and other businesses that reopened after recovering from Irma – Island Strong! We enjoyed many of the Heineken Regatta hoopla! Made new friends and ate great food. Susan and Bella came to visit. So, we got out and about a little more. We went zip lining – well, Susan and I did. Randy and Bella stayed at the bottom and kept an eye on things. We explored the old fort and the French side of the island.
We had the boat cleaned and buffed up. New sails deserve a shiney boat, don’t ya think?
We had little parties to say goodbye to new friends and watched more sunsets.
Finally, the sails arrived! They are beautiful!
And off we go! Tick tock, tick tock -the clock has been ticking while we waited for these beauties. We have flights booked out of Grenada in 4 weeks. Plenty of time as long as the weather cooperates.
We’re ready to go – but I can’t find my usual motion sickness pills. All I can find is a package of Stugeron. When we first started sailing I asked my Dr for Stugeron and he gave me a prescription for betahistine. I assumed it was the Canadian version. It made the motion sickness so much worse!! oh oh! A friend gave me a sleeve of her Stugeron, because we’d check that the active ingredient was cynazine not betahistine. I was still nervous to try it. But, it was my only choice- that or nothing.
I took one and off we sailed St Kitts. The weather was a breezy and the water a bit bumpy and I felt great!
So great that when we got to the lea of the island I went below to get out supper. I was fine! So fine, I volunteer to take the helm if Randy wanted to sleep so we could keep going( another 8 hours) to Guadalupe instead of stopping in Nevis. Randy slept. I comfortably ran the boat. Woot woot!
Randy woke up well rested well before dawn so, we decided to keep going to Les Saints ( another 4 hours). We sailed 27 hour and no sea sickness!
A quick stop in Les Saints to rest then some pretty sporty rides and quick over night stops to Dominica, St Anne’s Martinique. We stopped in Rodney Bay St Lucia and visited with our friends Paul and Deb for a couple days, then a quick hour ride to Marigot Bay also in St Lucia.
Our absolute favourite Indian restaurant is here! We stayed and enjoyed the pool that is part of the resort. Caught up with our friends Sam and Neil on Barefoot Travels, made some new friends who thought perhaps that Randy was Sammy Hagar, and generally relaxed.
Enough relaxing! Time is still tickin’! We traveled from Marigot to Bequia. We love Bequia but only stayed the night then on to Grenada.
In Grenada we spent a few days at Le Phar Bleu before we went to Clarks Court to have Moorahme pulled out of the water and put up on stands for hurricane season.
We got a big warm welcome from Matt and the staff at North Yacht Shop. So good to see them all again. Once Moorahme was out of the water, we had three days of hot, hard work to do but we were able to get a lovely air conditioned room right at the marina. The marina also has a nice restaurant.
Work done time to fly home.