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Today was a big day with lots of activity. The wind and waves had picked up overnight and we decided that we needed to change anchorages for something better, as we hadn't slept well in the rolly boat during the previous night. After breakfast we decided that just motoring to the next anchorage was boring so we planned on doing a circumnavigation of Terre Haut by sail. It took a while to get the boat ready for travel since we knew it was blowing quite strongly out there. We started off with a little detour to Terre-de-Basse and anchorage behind Point &ag Nègre to see if that was an option for us (it wasn't) and then circled the island counterclockwise. Going upwind was tough indeed, we had reefs in the sails and were bashing around and hardly making headway on each tack but finally cleared the gap between Terre-de-Haut and Grand Ilet - whereupon we were hit by the full wind and waves. By this time Sophia had the helm and was squealing in glee as she warned us of yet another breaking waves about to hit our starboard side - she was the only one having a huge amount of fun. Although we had buckets prepared we didn't need them, but it was a close call indeed. Once around the headland and no longer on a close hauled attack course the boat smoothed out and we sped up, until we had the wind from aft and started rolling around a bit.
After finding one of the only 2 free mooring balls and settling down we got a great dolphin show with 2 dolphins circling around our area for a while. By the time Wolfgang and then Sophia got on their floatie to see if the dolphins were in any way curious they'd had enough of humans and boats and disappeared; but the show had been fun to watch while it lasted.
Subsequently we headed ashore for the island's best beach, Pointpierre, and after that we had a short sojourn aboard for the sunset spectacle before going ashore for dinner at Ti Kaz La.

Sophia at the helm Sophia concentrating on holding a course at the helm of Zanshin. Later on, while bashing into big waves, she was shouting "yippee" while the boat jumped and shuddered and spray was blowing into the cockpit.
(2013-03-31 10:27:16 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.2, 1/80s] ISO 200 Focus 1.50m)
Sophia at the helm
Sophia holding a course Wolfgang assisting Sophia while helming Zanshin.
(2013-03-31 10:28:19 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/1000s] ISO 200 Focus 1.68m)
Sophia holding a course
Anse le Bourg Dolphins 1 Anse le Bourg Dolphins 1
(2013-03-31 13:30:00 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/6.3, 1/250s] ISO 100 Focus 21.10m)
Anse le Bourg Dolphins 1
On the lookout for dolphins On the lookout for the dolphins that were cavorting between the boats in the anchorage.
(2013-03-31 13:30:46 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/6.3, 1/400s] ISO 100 Focus 3.76m)
On the lookout for dolphins
Anse le Bourg Dolphins 2 Anse le Bourg Dolphins 2
(2013-03-31 13:38:55 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/320s] ISO 100 Focus 21.10m)
Anse le Bourg Dolphins 2
Anse le Bourg Dolphins 3 Anse le Bourg Dolphins 3
(2013-03-31 13:41:15 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/320s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
Anse le Bourg Dolphins 3
Anse le Bourg Dolphins 4 Anse le Bourg Dolphins 4
(2013-03-31 13:43:54 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/320s] ISO 100 Focus 15.00m)
Anse le Bourg Dolphins 4
Anse le Bourg Dolphins 5 Anse le Bourg Dolphins 5
(2013-03-31 13:44:12 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/250s] ISO 100 Focus 15.00m)
Anse le Bourg Dolphins 5
Anse le Bourg Dolphins 6 Anse le Bourg Dolphins 6
(2013-03-31 13:44:13 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/250s] ISO 100 Focus 15.00m)
Anse le Bourg Dolphins 6
Wolfgang and Sophia lurking for dolphins Wolfgang and Sophia hanging about in the hopes that curious dolphins would come closer - in this case they didn't come any closer.
(2013-03-31 13:50:16 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/320s] ISO 100 Focus 15.00m)
Wolfgang and Sophia lurking for dolphins
Silvia and Barbara looking into the anchorage waters for further signs of dolphins cavorting about.
(2013-03-31 13:50:22 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/1000s] ISO 100 Focus 1.00m)
Colorful flowers in Le Bourg Colorful flowers in Le Bourg
(2013-03-31 15:35:30 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.5, 1/640s] ISO 100 Focus 0.79m)
Colorful flowers in Le Bourg
Blossoms all around Blossoms all around
(2013-03-31 15:36:18 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/320s] ISO 100 Focus 2.24m)
Blossoms all around
Traveler palm tree This palm tree looks like a 2-dimensional fan and is quite impressive - unfortunately I couldn't get a better angle due to the sun.
(2013-03-31 15:42:33 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.2, 1/250s] ISO 100 Focus 5.96m)
Traveler palm tree
Forlorn kid This little kid was alone at the side of the street and bleating for mommy, who was busy on the other side.
(2013-03-31 15:52:56 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.8, 1/400s] ISO 100 Focus 1.50m)
Forlorn kid
Big waves outside the break The big waves we'd sailed through breaking on the outer beach perimeter.
(2013-03-31 16:03:52 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/500s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
Big waves outside the break
Dangerous Palms I was sitting directly underneath these while the wind was gusting and I opted to relocate to another shady location where I wasn't liable to be bombarded by projectiles.
(2013-03-31 16:35:39 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.8, 1/80s] ISO 100 Focus 4.73m)
Dangerous Palms
Pelican after a missed dive He'd just missed a fish and was gathering energy for the next dive-bombing run along the shoreline.
(2013-03-31 16:51:45 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/6.3, 1/80s] ISO 100 Focus 15.00m)
Pelican after a missed dive
Pelican dive-bomber Pelican dive-bomber
(2013-03-31 16:52:07 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/11.0, 1/80s] ISO 100 Focus 21.10m)
Pelican dive-bomber
Liquid sunset at Le Bourg Liquid sunset at Le Bourg
(2013-03-31 18:17:03 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/25.0, 1/80s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
Liquid sunset at Le Bourg
Wolfgang catching the moment Wolfgang trying to catch that perfect sunset moment from the back of the boat while moored at Anse le Bourg
(2013-03-31 18:17:36 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/8.0, 1/80s] ISO 100 Focus 7.94m)
Wolfgang catching the moment
Sophia posing Sophia posing with the rainy coast of Guadeloupe in the background
(2013-03-31 18:18:08 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.0, 1/80s] ISO 100 Focus 2.00m)
Sophia posing
Final daylight moments Final daylight moments
(2013-03-31 18:18:23 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/29.0, 1/80s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
Final daylight moments
Sliver of sun left in the day Sliver of sun left in the day
(2013-03-31 18:20:47 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/320s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
Sliver of sun left in the day
Easter Card Sophia's nice easter card, signed inside by the whole family!
(2013-04-14 13:43:04 NIKON D7000 with a "10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5" lens. [f/3.5, 1/30s] ISO 100 Focus 0.28m)
Easter Card
Beach panorama at Pointpierre A 180 degree panorama of the beach at Pointpierre on Terre-Haut in the Saintes
(2013-03-31 16:03:32 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/250s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
Beach panorama at Pointpierre
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