After a calm night at anchor, with just a bit of roll when the winds died in the evening, we awoke to a wonderful Caribbean day and had a big breakfast aboard while deciding what to do with the day. The winds had picked up considerably and we could see chop and whitecaps so we opted to stick with what we knew and stay put. Naturally a beach visit was on the agenda and I wanted to head up to the top of the hill to take a look at the big cross which I assumed (incorrectly) was a navigational mark. I haven't been keeping up with my diary/blog regularly and somehow cannot recollect what else we did this day - it seemed to consist of breakfast followed by beach and my walk up the hill, tasty dinner and a couple of happy hour drinks and nothing in between. Perhaps that's a good sign of a relaxing day if nothing else made it to long-term storage!

Chapel of the Calvary The Chapel of the Calvary atop the hill by Anse Cointe
(2013-03-30 17:09:23 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.0, 1/40s] ISO 100 Focus 3.16m)
Chapel of the Calvary
La coche through the trees The little island of La Coche seen from the hill separating Anse a Cointe and Anse Crawen.
(2013-03-30 17:16:15 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/250s] ISO 100 Focus 4.73m)
La coche through the trees
Vine-laden tree Vine-laden tree
(2013-03-30 17:16:39 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/250s] ISO 100 Focus 1.50m)
Vine-laden tree
Anse a Cointe and Pain-du-Sucre Looking down onto the Anse a Cointe with Zanshin in the anchorage with the little sugarloaf (Pain-de-Sucre) and the islet a Cabrit just beyond.
(2013-03-30 17:11:35 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/125s] ISO 100 Focus 7.94m)
Anse a Cointe and Pain-du-Sucre
Calm seas off Les Saintes Calm seas off Les Saintes
(2013-03-30 17:12:30 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.0, 1/200s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
Calm seas off Les Saintes
Sophia diving - no hands! Sophia diving - no hands!
(2013-03-30 17:36:24 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/80s] ISO 200 Focus 4.73m)
Sophia diving - no hands!
Sophia swimming in Anse a Cointe Sophia swimming in deep water after her dive from the swim platform.
(2013-03-30 17:38:01 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/80s] ISO 200 Focus 4.73m)
Sophia swimming in Anse a Cointe
Happy that we're not in rough seas! Sophia is happy after diving off the back of the boat.
(2013-03-30 17:37:59 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.0, 1/80s] ISO 200 Focus 3.76m)
Happy that we're not in rough seas!
Anse a Cointe panorama Panoramic view of Anse a Cointe, the sugarloaf hill, Ilet a Cabrit in the middle distance and Guadeloupe Basse-Terre in the distance,.
(2013-03-30 17:11:10 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/640s] ISO 100 Focus 7.94m)
Anse a Cointe panorama
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