Today's agenda consisted of sailing around St. Barths to give Wolfgang a chance to see what a sailboat feels like on all points of sail, with a short stop in Gustavia in order to fill up our larder (Broiled steak is on the agenda for tonight). We had some nice sailing in medium and then very strong wind as a squall passed by, then I tried a new shortcut into the outer Gustavia anchorage which wasn't quite successful in that we ran aground (with almost no forward speed, hitting the bottom rather than the front of the keel) but managed to extricate ourselves and then try a more traditional approach with 10-20 feet of water under the keel.

St. Barths Coastline St. Barths Coastline
(2012-01-23 15:34:01 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/8.0, 1/125s] ISO 100 Focus 3.76m)
St. Barths Coastline
St. Barths Coastline St. Barths Coastline
(2012-01-23 15:34:14 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/125s] ISO 100 Focus 2.66m)
St. Barths Coastline
St. Barths Coastline St. Barths Coastline
[17°54'26.66"N 62°50'14.24"W (facing W)]
St. Barths Coastline
St. Barths Coastline St. Barths Coastline
(2012-01-23 15:44:08 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/8.0, 1/125s] ISO 100 Focus 15.00m)
St. Barths Coastline
St. Barths Coastline St. Barths Coastline
(2012-01-23 15:45:38 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.0, 1/125s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
St. Barths Coastline
St. Barths Coastline St. Barths Coastline
[17°56'18.23"N 62°48'44.79"W ]
St. Barths Coastline
St. Barths Coastline St. Barths Coastline
(2012-01-23 17:36:01 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/8.0, 1/125s] ISO 100 Focus 10.60m)
St. Barths Coastline
St. Barths Coastline St. Barths Coastline
(2012-01-23 17:50:09 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/6.3, 1/125s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
St. Barths Coastline
Anse Colombier Beach Anse Colombier Beach
[17°53'50.59"N 62°50'57.13"W ]
Anse Colombier Beach
Anse Colombier Beach Anse Colombier Beach
[17°55'19.28"N 62°52'7.81"W ]
Anse Colombier Beach
Anse Colombier Beach Anse Colombier Beach
[17°55'19.28"N 62°52'7.81"W ]
Anse Colombier Beach
St. Barths track The track of my bad path through the shallows at St. Barths where I touched bottom for the first time, at less than a knot, while trying to turn back onto my approach track.
[17°53'45.2"N 62°51'19.59"W ]
St. Barths track
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