As Wolfgang's last day we decided to once again sail upwind to Île Tintamarre to get some real sailing time into Wolfgang's logbook and from there sail to Marigot for Wolfgang's last night. The upwind sail went very well, with good average speeds and our tacks were well-coordinated. I was somewhat hung over from the night before and was glad that Wolfgang was doing most of the work. At Tintamarre we saw a pod of dolphins and once again fed the small fish that hid underneath the boat; I call them St. Martin piranhas because in their feeding frenzy they can strip down a chunk of bread to nothing in mere seconds.
On the sail back to Marigot we got to go wing-on-wing and managed to break the 10 knot barrier for the first time as some stronger winds hit us from behind.
We rented a car for the night and next day and visited Barnacles' happy hour prior to having dinner on the Dutch side and returning to the very rolly boat for a nightcap and then sleep.

Wolfgang steering Zanshin I had run forward with Wolfgang's camera to see if I could get a picture of the dolphins we had seen next to the boat, but all I got was this shot...
(2012-01-24 20:43:23 FinePix XP30 [f/6.2, 10/11000s] ISO 100)
Wolfgang steering Zanshin
Just missed the dophin shot Another "almost" dolphin photo.
(2012-01-25 16:40:45 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/160s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
Just missed the dophin shot
Shoreline at Ile Tintamarre The craggy shoreline of Ile Tintamarre of St. Martin as seen from the mooring ball.
[18°7'1.18"N 62°59'18.53"W (facing N)]
Shoreline at Ile Tintamarre
Ile Tintamarre rocky shore The rocky shoreline of Ile Tintamarre as seen from the water while snorkeling
[18°7'4.67"N 62°59'17.27"W (facing NE)]
Ile Tintamarre rocky shore
Inshore lizardfish digging in An inshore lizardfish digging itself into the sand in order to hide from predators.
(2012-01-25 17:55:16 FinePix XP30 [f/6.2, 10/8000s] ISO 100)
Inshore lizardfish digging in
Piranha feeding time Our neighbours were also throwing pieces of bread at the water and watching the small fish doing their imitation of a piranha feeding frenzy.
[18°7'0.45"N 62°59'19.15"W (facing E)]
Piranha feeding time
Roadside Grill Ribs Our ribs on the grill at the Roadside Grill on the Dutch side of St. Martin.
[18°2'4.4"N 63°5'34.42"W ]
Roadside Grill Ribs
Panorama of St. Martin A panorama shot of St. Martin as seen from Ile Tintamarre.
[18°6'58.91"N 62°59'19.3"W (facing W)]
Panorama of St. Martin
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