Departing was a piece of cake with the boat moving out of my way as promised and I passed the collection of mega yachts and mega racers just after sunrise. The wind was perfectly awful for my intended route to Guadeloupe via Antigua for an overnight stop using my “Right of Innocent Passage” (sort of). But both of those destinations were almost dead upwind as there was a strong trade wind from the southwest rather than from the normal west or west northwest. So soon after it was certain that the wind direction I was seeing wasn't a momentary aberration, I changed my plans and sailed toward the northern tip of St. Kitts to get out of the biggish waves and continue onwards to Pinney's Beach off Nevis. That wind angle was good and I made good time until rounding the corner, where the wind direction changed and I spent most of the afternoon tacking offshore to get to the anchorage in time for sunset.
After taking a mooring off Sunshine's Bar I relaxed and found that I could get internet connectivity so I caught up on my e-mails and thawed out some hot-dogs and hot-dog buns - it was time to break out the relish and mustard for a simple but incredibly calorific dinner.


A-Frame in Anse Colombier I'd heard that this property with disused A-Frame and master house belongs or belonged to the Kennedy family
(2017-03-18 18:06:53 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/7.1, 1/80s] ISO 100)
A-Frame in Anse Colombier
Maltese Falcon at Sunrise The 3-masted Maltese Falcon anchored of Gustavia in St. Barths waiting for the day's races to begin
(2017-03-19 07:39:24 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/7.1, 1/500s] ISO 100)
Maltese Falcon at Sunrise
Megayachts lines up at the Bucket St. Barths "The Bucket" regatta attracts the biggest yachts - racers and spectators alike
(2017-03-19 07:38:23 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/7.1, 1/640s] ISO 100)
Megayachts lines up at the Bucket
Approaching Nevis After a long day of sailing and lots of tacking in unfavorable winds, the roadstead anchorage at Nevis is just a few miles ahead
(2017-03-19 16:49:28 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/7.1, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Approaching Nevis
Sunset cirrus clouds Although they look almost like lenticularis clouds, there's nothing below them to form them so they must be cirrus
(2017-03-19 18:14:24 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/10.0, 1/100s] ISO 100)
Sunset cirrus clouds
Flying the The black ball is the official dayshape stating that the boat is anchored and not under way and the yellow "Q" flag means that I have not yet cleared C&I
(2017-03-19 18:15:01 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.5, 1/100s] ISO 100)
Flying the "Q" Flag and anchor ball
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