Michael and Susan left Florida in 2007 aboard their Westsail 43 INFINI to fullfill a dream of full time cruising.
Jan 15 -Sainte-Anne, Martinique
Pos: N14deg26min / W060deg53min. We stored the dinghy early morning and motored over to the fuel dock to top off, having previously been told that the fuel in St. Lucia was the least expensive to be found. We cast off the lines at 0845, put a single reef in the main, put up the staysail, and unfurled about 1/3 of the jib. Wind was ENE at 15-20 knots and there was a 1-1.5 meter swell from the NE which slowed us down a bit. Overall, it was a wonderful trip, and we tacked once to lay the expansive anchorage at Sainte-Anne, having to motor the last 3 miles as the wind was directly on the nose at that point. We anchored amongst the large fleet of about 200 boats in about 20' water. All's well and we're looking forward to clearing in tomorrow and brushing up on our French. Pic: Partial view of the anchorage in front of Ste. Anne. Buoys mark the prohibited area closer to shore.