We set off at sunrise (well, perhaps a bit later as we were a bit slow getting underway) and the conditions were spirited. The wind direction was perfect and we made very good speed despite reefs in both sails, but the seas were building noticeably during the trip and neither Wanita nor Shaun were feeling great so I opted not to set more sail. We arrived in the lee of St. Barths in good time to anchor in Anse Colombier for the night with the “Q” flag up. We all felt better upon anchoring and made another BBQ to celebrate the successful passage from Antigua and in anticipation of a fast trip up to St. Martin the next morning.


Shaun relaxing aboard Shaun in the cockpit on his first day on the water
(2017-02-26 15:07:15 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Shaun relaxing aboard
Napping is the best defence against sea-sickness Wanita and Shaun sleeping/napping while at sea. The waves were getting noticeably bigger while we were at sea and I'm glad we left a day earlier than originally planned
(2017-02-27 12:53:25 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/160s] ISO 100)
Napping is the best defence against sea-sickness
Nothing to see at sea On passage from Antigua to St. Martin there's nothing to see at all in any direction
(2017-02-27 09:33:36 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/400s] ISO 100)
Nothing to see at sea
29 miles left In a car that's just a short hop, but at 8 knots it is still almost 4 hours
(2017-02-27 12:53:49 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/80s] ISO 100)
29 miles left
Megayacht Alf I haven't seen this one before today, and the sleek little helicopter on top just rounds out the picture.
(2017-02-27 16:29:53 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/640s] ISO 100)
Megayacht Alf
Megayacht Eclipse This megayacht was actually larger than the small cruise ship anchored behind her off St. Barths
(2017-02-27 16:30:08 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/400s] ISO 100)
Megayacht Eclipse
Helicopter on Alf A sleek eurocopter on the aft deck of Alf
(2017-02-27 16:29:51 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/6.3, 1/640s] ISO 100)
Helicopter on Alf
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