First day on land was spent in exploration, swimming under a waterfall and an interesting and leisurely stroll through the Botanical gardens Next morning in Guadeloupe was spent shopping for ship's supplies and some personal sundries - local produce from the markets. Arriving heavily laden at the security gate, the bell produced no effect. To avoid a long walk with heavy supplies, a suitable leek was selected and carefully manoevered through the railings to allow us to move the inside handle and gain entry.
The security officer didn't bat an eyelid as we all marched through with our colourful wares! When all were aboard we set sail for an anchorage off Marie Galante. After going through the first squall of the voyage we dropped anchor and had a peaceful anchor watch Today we sailed off the anchorage after a briefing from our Captain, Simon.
After a brief shower when some oilies appeared for the first time, we had an interesting sail through a channel between 'Les Saintes', ably led by our Navigator, Ali. Then all sails set and we are on our way to Dominica. A welcome from one of the locals, 'Macaroni' who greeted us with 'Welcome to Paradise', then into the event of the day, 'a night at the races'! Red Rum was true to form and proved unbeatable. Irish bankers ran off with the winnings but later it was generously donated to JST.