Ahhh, the value of a good night's sleep is inestimable, I feel so much better today and the sunshine is looking nice rather than yesterday's glare. While there was a bit of roll during the night, it wasn't enough to wake me up and the kedge did it's job very well; I woke up once at about 2AM and saw that the boats were pointing in all directions because the wind had died down but my light kedge line kept me from swinging towards contact with my one neighbor. During the day the winds are steady, and I'm afraid that despite the marks someone will run over the kedge so I took it back aboard.
In the early afternoon I put my camera in a waterproof backpack, threw the sandals on the paddle board and paddled ashore. Just at the end of the beach, starting at a sign stating “Danger!”, is a steep path going up to the top of the Pain de Sucre hill which I'd decided to take despite the dire warning. It was very steep and parts of it were just dirt (very slippery - on the way down) and other parts required two hands to climb up rocky cliffs but it wasn't a very long way up and the view of the anchorage and the Saintes was pretty indeed.
I decided to remain in the anchorage and just before sunset yet another boat took the mooring that was too close to me. This time I didn't set the kedge anchor and hoped that when the winds shifted during the night the other boat would swing the same way (at the same time) as I would.

Ferry wake approaching While this doesn't look like much, the ferry wake is quite nasty and slammed my boat, seriously rolled smaller boats and washed water all the way to the top of the beach. By the time the wake arrives, the boat causing it is long gone.
(2016-05-08 11:08:23 NIKON D7100 [f/6.3, 1/100s] ISO 100)
Ferry wake approaching
Pain de Sucre anchorage This is a beautiful and calm anchorage, it is now full of mooring balls and anchoring is prohibited but it still remains idyllic
(2016-05-08 14:32:19 NIKON D7100 [f/5.6, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Pain de Sucre anchorage
Zanshin at Pain de Sucre While the mooring next to me is quite close, we never touched
(2016-05-08 14:35:35 NIKON D7100 [f/4.5, 1/160s] ISO 100)
Zanshin at Pain de Sucre
Pain de Sucre looking north Looking to the NW from Pain de Sucre in the Saintes
(2016-05-08 14:36:03 NIKON D7100 [f/5.3, 1/320s] ISO 100)
Pain de Sucre looking north
Bromeliad Bromeliad
(2016-05-08 14:38:22 NIKON D7100 [f/4.5, 1/125s] ISO 100)
Bromeliad
Peak of Pain de Sucre While not an exciting picture, this marks the highest point of the Pain de Sucre in the Saintes
(2016-05-08 14:40:00 NIKON D7100 [f/4.5, 1/160s] ISO 100)
Peak of Pain de Sucre
Iles des Saintes The anchorage at the Iles des Saintes seen from atop the Sugarloaf
(2016-05-08 14:45:52 NIKON D7100 [f/6.3, 1/320s] ISO 100)
Iles des Saintes
Rocky beachside This part of the beach is rocky, but houses lots of pretty wildlife
(2016-05-08 14:57:01 NIKON D7100 [f/6.3, 1/400s] ISO 100)
Rocky beachside
Pain de Sucre beach Panorama of the beach at the Pain de Sucre in the Iles des Saintes
(2016-05-08 15:03:43 NIKON D7100 [f/6.3, 1/500s] ISO 100)
Pain de Sucre beach
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