In the morning hours I got busy, doing the laundry and dishes while editing the previous days pictures. I also got on a support chat with my hosting provider regarding some strange error message I've been receiving on upload and after the obligatory wait to reach a person we were chatting when I managed to dump a fresh full cup of coffee right into the keyboard! I had to flush out the coffee from the wireless keyboard (luckily the mouse was spared the fate of death by coffee) with water and let drip-dry all day. I'm now using my backup wired keyboard.
All 4 of my friends came aboard afterward for the day and we motored up to Anse Marcel right around the corner and anchored off the beach. Unfortunately the waves were wrapping around the headland and Zanshin had an occasional but very pronounced rolling motion and after a short swim, where Alyssa spent time waiting in vain for a turtle to resurface, we weighed anchor and headed back towards Anse de Pères since that had turned out to be a very calm anchorage well suited for visiting sailors. The beach was as crowded as on the previous day, but luckily the battle of the loudspeakers from ashore had been fought and the survivor was playing at a more moderate volume.
We did a lot of nothing, mainly paddle boarding, swimming, grilling hot-dogs on the barbie and listening to our music (when it wasn't being overpowered from the shore) before heading back to Grand Case to witness the sunset from the boat. We went to a LoLo for an early dinner and I, for my part, watched an episode of an old TV-Series from my childhood (“Hogan's Heroes”) before falling asleep.

Anse Marcel shoreline The rocky shoreline inside the protection of Anse Marcel
(2015-04-06 11:38:34 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Anse Marcel shoreline
Beach at Anse Marcel The beach at Anse Marcel was quite busy this Easter Monday; with some music playing and even one person with a water jetpack flying around.
(2015-04-06 11:34:30 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Beach at Anse Marcel
Waiting for an errant Turtle Alyssa holding on to a mooring ball and waiting for her turtle, nicknamed "Bernd", to return for air. It seems he had more patience that did she, since he didn't show up again before we left the anchorage.
(2015-04-06 11:36:23 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Waiting for an errant Turtle
Gunboat G4 zipping across the channel This speedy gunboat G4 was flying a hull at times and made all of the other boats seem to stand still as it sped toward Anguilla and back to Marigot.
(2015-04-06 14:21:53 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/1600s] ISO 100)
Gunboat G4 zipping across the channel
Corinna and Alyssa on the board Paddling around Friar's Bay with the distant skyline on the Lowlands.
(2015-04-06 13:18:16 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/1250s] ISO 100)
Corinna and Alyssa on the board
Busy on the beach Easter Monday is certainly a party day for the locals on the Friar's Bay beach.
(2015-04-06 13:30:08 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/800s] ISO 100)
Busy on the beach
Rough waters... Sascha taking a spill from the Paddleboard
(2015-04-06 13:37:03 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/1600s] ISO 100)
Rough waters...
Nick, Corinna, Alyssa and Sascha Family group shot on the paddleboard - I'm surprised that it held up so well with all those people aboard!
(2015-04-06 13:38:35 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.3, 1/1250s] ISO 100)
Nick, Corinna, Alyssa and Sascha
Alyssa on the paddleboard Paddling towards us away from our neighbouring megayacht.
(2015-04-06 13:12:12 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/1000s] ISO 100)
Alyssa on the paddleboard
Hiding sun in Grand Case The sun hiding behind a cloud formation just before hitting the horizon and setting.
(2015-04-06 18:16:20 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/6.3, 1/800s] ISO 100)
Hiding sun in Grand Case
   
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