There was a total lunar eclipse this night and I woke up a 3AM to see it. While I got a photo of this Blood Moon as the press is labelling it, as it sounds more interesting than a mere lunar eclipse; the total eclipse makes the moon's colour look reddish to brown for the duration but I didn't hang around on deck to see the eclipse end. I tried to get a picture of it but I knew that the only way to get a good shot was to go ashore and use a tripod and I certainly wasn't going to do that in the early hours of the morning.
Today is a very hot day, not because of the temperatures but because the winds have died down; here in Deshaies we are back winded a bit, but the winds aren't strong enough to make an appreciable cooling breeze. I am doing a couple of chores aboard and am looking forward to a walk ashore later this afternoon, hopefully underneath the cooling canopy of the forest.
The walk was very nice and despite no winds under the canopy it was cool and refreshing. After the walk and a warm shower I dropped by for a quick hello and goodbye on Katzenellenbogen as they wanted to leave for Antigua early the next morning and I was in no such hurry and wanted to remain here another day or two.

Blood Moon I woke up a 3AM to catch the red moon, called a Blood Moon, which is a full eclipse of a full moon and doesn't occur often. This year will see 3 such eclipses and then none until 2032. This was shot by hand on the boat, so it isn't very good, but the colors are original.
(2014-04-15 02:58:36 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 6/10s] ISO 2000)
Blood Moon
Golightly at anchor Golightly resting at anchor in Deshaies.
(2014-04-15 11:05:17 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Golightly at anchor
Deshaies river bridge An old steel bridge crossing the Deshaies river (which might better be termed a creek).
(2014-04-15 16:47:57 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/8.0, 1/20s] ISO 100)
Deshaies river bridge
Rusting roller Rusting roller
(2014-04-15 16:50:45 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/8.0, 1/50s] ISO 100)
Rusting roller
Old street roller rusting Old street roller rusting
(2014-04-15 16:50:25 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/8.0, 1/100s] ISO 100)
Old street roller rusting
About to open the happy hour beer A cold Corsaire awaiting the happy-hour bell and subsequent decapitation.
(2014-04-15 17:32:51 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/18.0, 6/10s] ISO 100)
About to open the happy hour beer
Impressive golden colors in Deshaies The wonderful colors and shadows of a Caribbean sunset in Deshaies, Guadeloupe are fun to behold.
(2014-04-15 18:20:08 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/10.0, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Impressive golden colors in Deshaies
Jeremie on Katzenellenbogen Jeremie, a guest of Les on Golightly aboard the Katzenellenbogen before they departed for Antigua.
(2014-04-15 19:30:45 NIKON D7100 with a "35.0 mm f/1.8" lens. [f/10.0, 1/60s] ISO 200)
Jeremie on Katzenellenbogen
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