Saturday, March 1, 2014

St Kitts and Nevis

We spent the first night out of St Maarten back in Colombier (St Barths) just because it is one of Kala's favorites.

The next morning we double checked the forecast which called for winds at 10-15 kts from the east. Perfect! We were going southeast so we could sail, as opposed to motor.  Turns out we had 20 gusting to 35kts from the south-southeast (i.e. right on the nose) and squall after squall, waves on the beam, etc…  We managed through and dropped the hook in Ballast Bay on St Kitts.

To contrast that, the next day we woke up bright and early and headed for Nevis.  A short 7 miles from St Kitts.  It was an amazing sail.  Terrapin was doing 7.5 knots and she was in her glory.  We arrived, went through the precarious questions to check-in to the country, had Kala examined by the local vet and we settled in for the next couple of days.

Where and when we go next will be based on wind.  The forecasts have been off the mark so we'll see what actually happens.  There's lots to explore and beaches to roam.
St Eustatius (Statia) through the squall
Waves on the beam

Anchor down…ready for a drink.

Beautiful sail down to Nevis 
Stark contrast from previous day.  Cup o'Jo - ready to go.

Happy Girl

Island with a lot of history

We felt very welcomed


Stella Blue said...

Looks like someone got some kind of camera arm to play with.

Some sick pics in this lot!

Sabrina and Tom said...

Doesn't matter what the forecast is for us as the wind is always on the nose when we set sail. I am glad the next day was better.

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