5-2 Les Saintes

Pos: N15deg52.00min / W061deg35.43min. Our baked goods were delivered at 0700, as promised. By 0730, we departed for Les Saintes, having looked at the weather and figuring it wasn't going to get any better for a bit, and also staging us so much closer for our run to Portsmouth, Dominica. Of interest, the forecast SE wind never developed in the lee of Guadeloupe. What we got was W-NW winds, from 6-12 knots. At the end of the island, the wind finally changed to ESE-SE, but, again, was variable from 4-18 knots. Lots of sail changes, lots of motor sailing in the calms. Overall, however, it was a lot drier than our sail yesterday, with the exception of one rain squall that packed winds up to 34 knots and white-out conditions; it only lasted for about 20 minutes. We're anchored in 31' and plan to stay for a few days; all's well aboard.
Pic: Always entertaining watching the different classes of sailing instruction. Amazing how they maneuver amongst the moored boats and many fast ferries.

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