Thursday, December 22, 2011


Well the Christmas winds are blowing hard, 20 to 30 knots, and the big winter swells are rolling in from the North East and giving the boats anchored on the South side of the harbour a tough time. Many have moved over and it is getting pretty crowded where we are.

Some boats are still biting the bullet double reefing and pounding North but we have seen a couple returning with torn sails and one with dead engine. That boat provided some VHF entertainment as they started by calling for a tow, SVG radio suggested they hoisted sail, then they were not sure of the course and were clearly getting rattled. However a cruisers self help group quickly formed and they were given a course, identified by getting them to switch their running lights on and off, met by couple of dinghies and lead into a safe spot to anchor.

I have decided to be in Bequia for Christmas and we will ,move North to Wallilabou for a day or so then onto St Lucia.

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