Finally managed to cut the virtual umbilical cord to the dock (and unplug the actual power line, water hose, and dock lines) and make it away from the marina. I got an early start but somehow didn't manage to get away until noon, so instead of sailing straight to Dominica I sailed halfway there, to the Îles des Saintes. The winds started off by howling but the reefs I had in the sails soon turned out to be a bit conservative but I kept them in anyway, as I was in no hurry and even passed the only other boat on the same stretch, a small ketch.
The little outboard boat used by LSM, which collect the mooring fees, was moving around the anchorage and waved me to a mooring ball on the outside of the mooring field despite my lining up for one much close to shore; I deferred to them and they helped me moor, but that night I wish I'd ignored them since out where I was the waters were very rolly and I spent the night with earplugs inserted yet still only slept fitfully.

Marina Bas du Fort exit The outer beach of the Marina bas du Fort in Guadeloupe.
(2013-04-11 13:01:00 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/400s] ISO 100 Focus 7.94m)
[16°13'25.13"N 61°31'59.17"W (facing S)]
Marina Bas du Fort exit
Commercial container docks Point-a-Pitre Commercial container docks Point-a-Pitre
(2013-04-11 13:01:04 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.2, 1/320s] ISO 100 Focus 15.00m)
[16°13'22.79"N 61°32'4.54"W (facing NW)]
Commercial container docks Point-a-Pitre
Ketch at sea I passed this small ketch enroute between Marina Bas du Fort in Guadeloupe and Les Saintes, they arrived over an hour later than I did although we didn't seem to be that far from our destination.
(2013-04-11 15:19:01 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/640s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
[15°55'27.68"N 61°31'49.09"W (facing N)]
Ketch at sea
Royal Clipper bas-relief Royal Clipper bas-relief
(2013-04-11 17:17:15 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/11.0, 1/160s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
[15°52'6.01"N 61°35'4.56"W (facing W)]
Royal Clipper bas-relief
Rainbow over Marie Galante A vibrant rainbow over Marie Galante
(2013-04-11 16:06:35 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.0, 1/640s] ISO 100 Focus 10.60m)
[15°59'11.09"N 61°30'29.99"W (facing E)]
Rainbow over Marie Galante
Chartplotter approach to the Saintes Chartplotter approach to the Saintes
(2013-04-11 16:08:24 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/4.8, 1/100s] ISO 100 Focus 1.33m)
[15°57'18.2"N 61°31'0.89"W ]
Chartplotter approach to the Saintes
Sailing to the Iles des Saintes Sailing to the Iles des Saintes
(2013-04-11 16:08:04 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/400s] ISO 100 Focus 7.94m)
[15°54'21.12"N 61°33'19.31"W (facing SW)]
Sailing to the Iles des Saintes
Ketch arriving in Le Bourg The Ketch that I'd passed earlier in the passage arriving about an hour after I'd gotten my mooring.
(2013-04-11 17:14:34 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.3, 1/250s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
[15°52'6.01"N 61°35'4.56"W (facing NW)]
Ketch arriving in Le Bourg
There's the Dolphin! The Ketch crew was pointing at the dolphin, which of course my camera didn't catch!
(2013-04-11 17:14:44 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/160s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
[15°52'6.01"N 61°35'4.56"W (facing NW)]
There's the Dolphin!
Cruise ships in the Saintes The SeaDream Yacht Club and Star Clipper cruise ships in les Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe.
(2013-04-11 17:06:31 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/10.0, 1/60s] ISO 100 Focus 10.60m)
[15°52'6.01"N 61°35'4.56"W (facing NW)]
Cruise ships in the Saintes
Royal Clipper weighing anchors Royal Clipper weighing anchors
(2013-04-11 17:08:50 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.3, 1/160s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
[15°52'6.01"N 61°35'4.56"W (facing NW)]
Royal Clipper weighing anchors
Royal Star departing Les Saintes Royal Star departing Les Saintes
(2013-04-11 17:16:03 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/22.0, 1/60s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
[15°52'6.01"N 61°35'4.56"W (facing NW)]
Royal Star departing Les Saintes
Star Clippers Royal Clipper Star Clippers Royal Clipper
(2013-04-11 17:16:37 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/22.0, 1/40s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
[15°52'6.01"N 61°35'4.56"W (facing NW)]
Star Clippers Royal Clipper
Royal Clippers ship departing Iles des Saintes The Royal Clipper ship departs Le Bourg in the Iles des Saintes at sunset.
(2013-04-11 17:16:43 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/22.0, 1/60s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
[15°52'6.01"N 61°35'4.56"W (facing W)]
Royal Clippers ship departing Iles des Saintes
Royal Clipper tall ship leaving Royal Clipper tall ship leaving
(2013-04-11 17:17:54 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/11.0, 1/160s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
[15°52'6.01"N 61°35'4.56"W (facing W)]
Royal Clipper tall ship leaving
Sails set on Royal Clipper Sails set on Royal Clipper
(2013-04-11 17:22:52 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/200s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
[15°52'6.01"N 61°35'4.56"W (facing W)]
Sails set on Royal Clipper
Tall ship and clouds Tall ship and clouds
(2013-04-11 17:23:57 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/800s] ISO 100 Focus 10.60m)
[15°52'6.01"N 61°35'4.56"W (facing W)]
Tall ship and clouds
Saintes sugarloaf and Royal Clipper Saintes sugarloaf and Royal Clipper
(2013-04-11 17:24:17 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/400s] ISO 200 Focus ∞)
[15°52'6.01"N 61°35'4.56"W (facing W)]
Saintes sugarloaf and Royal Clipper
Iles des Saintes sunset Iles des Saintes sunset
(2013-04-11 18:19:11 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/400s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
[15°52'6.01"N 61°35'4.56"W (facing W)]
Iles des Saintes sunset
Sunset cloud outlines Sunset cloud outlines
(2013-04-11 18:21:36 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/200s] ISO 100 Focus ∞)
[15°52'6.01"N 61°35'4.56"W (facing W)]
Sunset cloud outlines
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