I got some sailing done today, going uphill from Friar's Bay all the way to Île Tintamarre for the day and then returning to my spot at Friar's Bay for the evening. The waves were up, so I didn't do any diving at Tintamarre but just relaxed and watched the other boat's antics in picking up moorings. The parks department had replaced the line of mooring balls that had been missing the season before (after having been destroyed by Hurricane Hugo in the off season); the French system uses very short lines so one has to either have a very low freeboard or stop the boat right above the mooring ball in order to capture one and the charter guests didn't have a feel for their boats yet so it was a bit of fun (malicious fun, of course) watching.
I replaced the water filters for the watermaker and tried to clean the old ones, but they were so badly clogged that I ended up throwing them away. After that bit of maintenance I sailed back to Friar's Bay and grilled up some burgers for dinner.

Tintamarre Beach The sand on this beach is always soft and beckoning
(2016-02-23 12:00:54 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/3200s] ISO 100)
Tintamarre Beach
Tintamarre Turtle The anchorage at Tintamarre is home to a number of turtles that don't hang around the surface very long for photo opportunities.
(2016-02-23 12:40:31 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/800s] ISO 100)
Tintamarre Turtle
Cleaning Water filters Although I'd cleaned these filters, they remained clogged and I ended up throwing them away
(2016-02-23 11:55:51 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/1600s] ISO 100)
Cleaning Water filters
Glowing Friar's Bay The cliffside glows in the last rays of light before sunset
(2016-02-23 17:59:07 NIKON D7100 with a "70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6" lens. [f/5.6, 1/60s] ISO 100)
Glowing Friar's Bay
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