After the activities of the past couple of days, we decided to stay aboard today and call it a lazy day. The normal trade winds had died down and it was pretty much becalmed in the anchorage so it was rather warm aboard. The few hints of wind that did make it through did a good job of cooling us down, but the occasional swim off the back of the boat did an even better job. Sascha had to do a bit of work and was busy on the computer much of the day, and I managed to use Sandra's internet connectivity to upload my pages and check my mail.
There was a day-tripper party boat in the anchorage blaring some pretty obnoxious French rap for most of the day; at times would couldn't hear our own music above their sounds. At some point in the day a person ashore called the police, but the Gendarmes just stood on the beach and looked into the anchorage (and when they were seen the music suddenly died down and they behaved themselves, at least until the police left). Luckily, they departed the anchorage in the late afternoon and we were left in relative peace and quiet.
Sunset was pretty since the waves had died down and we saw the cruise ship “Wind Surf” depart the anchorage - unbeknownst to us it had anchored in the main harbour all day.
We thawed out some hot dogs and had them with baked beans for a simple dinner that was marred by an infestation of small black flying things which had been attracted to the light. I'll have to get out the vacuum to get rid of the bodies inside and hope that a combination of wind and water will get rid of the ones left over in the cockpit.


Pain de Sucre The small sugarloaf mountain called Pain de Sucre in the Saintes off Guadeloupe with yacht "Reprieve"
(2017-03-29 13:49:05 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/7.1, 1/1000s] ISO 100)
Pain de Sucre
Wind Surf departing the Saintes Sails up and lit, Wind Surf leaves the Saintes at sunset
(2017-03-29 18:11:52 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.6, 1/20s] ISO 100)
Wind Surf departing the Saintes
Calm sunset at the Saintes The wind had died down during the day and left the waters in the Saintes calm for a nice sunset
(2017-03-29 18:27:31 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/3.5, 1/6s] ISO 100)
Calm sunset at the Saintes
Sunset panorama with Wind Surf sailing away The tradewinds had settled and left the water calm and Wind Surf, a sailing cruise ship, leaves the Saintes at sunset
(2017-03-29 18:11:08 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/4.0, 1/50s] ISO 100)
Sunset panorama with Wind Surf sailing away
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