We have been here just over a week now recuperating from the crossing and catching up with all those chores that can't be done at sea. Washing for a start, 4 loads in the laundry 200 EC dollars plus all the other stuff I washed myself like cushion covers for the cockpit, bedding for the forward cabin, tea towels, towels and normal everyday clothes mind you the constant warm winds here do dry things very quickly.
|Rodney Bay marina|
|Nice properties with their own moorings, very nice!|
|Don loves a Sunday lunch, It was very good|
In fact most of our meals out have been very good, the steakhouse did 2 lovely steaks which were big and juicy, in fact there was no room for anything else. That was Friday night the plan was to go to the "Friday night jump" after dinner was aborted due to the downpour of rain, maybe the rum punch was responsible for me falling asleep at the table so we called a taxi and returned to the boat.
|Rum punch, full of vitamins, its fruit juice really!|
|A very enterprising guy, Fruit and veg delivered by boat, I think some of it falls overboard as the boat rocks and rolls.|
So far on the bus we travelled to Castries the capital, passing Sandals in the south then caught a bus our to Soufriere. Our friends had sent an e-mail saying they had sailed there and as we heard it was nice to see so on the bus we went. BIG MISTAKE!
|This sign on the wall was taken at the bus stop|
The journey took 65 minutes each way, never again we asked someone is there a ferry to Castries, nope busses or taxis, a taxi costs 250 US $ one way.
Ok Soufriere is on the West coast, stunning views but I think it must be much better from the sea, there is a "cathedral" and there was a funeral going on at the time so we didn't go in. No picture I didn't think it was fitting.
|This was taken from the restaurante looking at part of the anchorage|
|Looks pretty from here, the town is very different|
We saw a concrete slab in which on it was written Queen Elizabeth stood on this spot in 1966 I expect she didn't go by bus! it was the first time she had set foot in the Caribbean.
|Local police station, the police have very colourful ties but didn't ask to take their picture I didn't fancy being arrested.|
|The local post office|
|The Pitons, Dramatic! to think we drove through mountains almost like that|
|Why did the chicken cross the road? easy to stay out of the pot|
Don and Glenys