Saturday, November 27, 2010


It has been a year onboard Elephants Child. I took possession in Chocolate Hole in St Johns on November the 23rd with a multi tool and a tin can as my culinary instruments and a pile of dreams.

I am looking back on a great year and the peaceful days cruising with Gisela who joined Elephants Child in Antigua for a short visit then came back on board in Grenada making many of my dreams reality

Today Gisela and I are holed up in beautiful Cumberland Bay on the West coast of St Vincent and waiting for a weather window to sail up to St Lucia.

We have some great pics of the some of the sets used for Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3 which was filmed in Wallilabou bay just south of our current anchorage but I will save them for another day.

We poked our noses out yesterday but we could not lay the course as the wind was well North of East and that was before the westerly setting current took effect so as cruisers we took the easy way out and turned around looking for a quiet anchorage. We left it to the charter boats to bash there way up wind and up current back to the Moorings base or the Sunsail base on there last sailing day in the West Indies. I am sure there would have be some very tired and seasick charters by the time they got there as the seas were running short and square on the North end of St Vincent.

So we will wait for a day or so checking out some of the victims of Hurricane Tomas and keep on checking the weather.

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