In the morning hours I decided that it really was time to leave, so after taking care of my e-mail and internet stuff at La Sucrière I headed off to the Capitainerie and managed to master the French keyboard and clear out. When I printed out the form and wanted to pay the €5 fee I realized that I didn't have enough money along and had to head off to a cash machine. Halfway there I checked another pocket in my backpack and found a $20 bill and while I was paying the fee I heard voices that I recognized and found Bernd and Carmen in the back room. I promised to drop by their boat later on in the day and then headed off to do my shopping. First the dinghy dock at Island Waterworld, then the walk up the road to Ace Hardware (for BBQ implement and assorted stuff) with a short stop at Havin's to discuss him manufacturing a wind generator mount for me, then back down the road to ELECTEC for watermaker filters and electrical cable for the Bauer Compressor and finally into Island Waterworld for some smaller items including bungee cord to make sure that the Aloe Vera plant doesn't bounce around the cockpit.
I dropped by Bernd and Carmen to say goodbye and when back on the boat I spent quite a while getting the dinghy into the garage - it wasn't very difficult once I figured out how to do it, but I did get to add to my collection of scrapes, scratches and bruises in the process.
Dinner was a simple one - thawed burger (king-sized) with a baked potato, then an early night with the alarm set for 06:00am.

Preparing to load the dinghy aboard I've removed all the things from the dinghy apart from the engine and am about to attach the winch hook and haul her aboard.
(2011-12-27 21:04:07 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.0, 1/100s] ISO 100 Focus 4.73m)
Preparing to load the dinghy aboard
dinghy hauled aboard Here the dinghy has been winched aboard the boat and the outboard removed from the transom and put inside.
(2011-12-27 21:19:53 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/125s] ISO 100 Focus 2.24m)
dinghy hauled aboard
Marigot seen through the dodger Marigot seen through the dodger of the boat on the afternoon before I left the island for the BVI.
(2011-12-27 21:39:02 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/125s] ISO 100 Focus 7.94m)
Marigot seen through the dodger
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