Saturday, December 12, 2015


Julie has had an interesting evening out on the Pearl the new party boat.
It was supposed to be a trip to show it off to the hoteliers and cruise ship booking agents. Julie had gone along to help out with things including sail handling. She was drawn to the boat because she recognized it as being an Indonesian build but it had had a checkered history on it's way to St Lucia.

As there is no marked channel in the bay boats anchor anywhere and not all show anchor lights. On the way back in the Pearl managed to hit two unlit boats fortunately with out doing any serious damage. The skipper was on the helm but was being conned in by a bow lookout waving an illuminated baton.

Much discussion ensued next morning on the net on the topic of anchor lights, cockpit lights, solar powered colored anchor lights and strobes.

The ARC finish line has had a busy couple of days and most of the boats are in now. Three arrived with lack of motorized propulsion and the local water taxi boats having been earning some major dosh by giving hip tows to race boats,

This one had lost it's prop somewhere mid Atlantic.

There is a new Indian restaurant in Rodney Bay

and I liked the look of the ceiling decorations, inexpensive but effective. The food was excellent and I will be back for another lunch.

Two more green flashes and a sunset that even Julie had to concede was pretty good.

Finally I give you a rare and unusual site, a traditional fisherman anchor on a modern boat.

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