We are now only 68 miles from Rodney Bay, so all being well we hope to be sipping ice cold rum punches by this evening. A little bird stayed with us a short while but didn’t seem exhausted so we hope it makes whatever journey it is off on.
There is very little wind and we have had to motor for the past day and 2 nights but at least the batteries are well charged up! Apart from a couple of days when the swell was a bit much, we have been comfortable on board, able to move around easily, cook and keep the boat clean, nothing has broken (including the glass and china) and none of the crew have sustained any injuries.
The provisioning has been declared a success by the crew, with 20 lunches and 20 dinners all well received and without having to repeat any dish. We only have half an onion and a lemon to use up and still have a loaf of long life bread which is still pristine despite the heat – I do wonder what they put in those but best not to know!
We haven’t had any wind over 28 knots, only 2 rain showers and no seas which Beyzano couldn’t cope with so we consider our Atlantic crossing fortunate and amazing. The whales swimming alongside within touching distance were a highlight, as was the catching of the huge dorado for dinner but the expanse of the clear blue ocean under some spectacular sunrises and sunsets have been expecially memorable. It is truly beautiful out here and I am already keen to get going again even though we haven’t arrived in St Lucia yet!
Once I get time and a good connection I will update the blog with photos and more details about life aboard under the cruising section for those doing a similar trip in the future. All I can say is that is has been the most wonderful experience.