Sunday, January 1, 2012
RODNEY BAY ST LUCIA
After the rather cramped confines of Marigot Bay it was nice to pull into the wide sweep of Rodney Bay, an anchorage that could have comfortably housed the whole of the British fleet in it's Caribbean heyday.
We soon were anchored up in front of the yacht club and with a sundowner in hand were watching the sunset in peace.
But our peace was rudely destroyed by some late arriving boats who proceeded to charge about the anchorage at high speed and anchoring seemingly at random. At one point a high energy impact looked certain, but they missed just. The shouting was pretty good though!
Things quietened down for a while but there was a thunderous fireworks display to bring in the new year.
We tootled into the marina next day and met Patrick & Amanda on Egret, a Sweden Yachts 390, who had just completed their transatlantic passge sans rudder. Kudos to them for a great bit of proper seamanship where others have just jumped aboard the first passing ship in similar situations.
Posted by John Duncker at 11:54 AM