Saturday, March 08, 2008

Dominica to Antigua

Our anchor was up by 4am and soon after we were under sail. It was a beautiful day with mostly 15-22kt winds and a gentle sea state – all the makings for a perfect sail. The majority of the 92 nautical mile passage was sailing along the leeward shore of Guadeloupe so we also enjoyed stunning scenery.

Just past Guadeloupe we were visited by a large pod of dolphins. This time last year I wouldn’t have thought this worth mentioning but it was our first dolphin sighting since mid December, something that still surprises us. Where have all the dolphins gone? Nor have we seen any whales this winter. Hopefully our lack of sightings is only due to bad timing.

We’re happily anchored in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua and surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful and valuable yachts.

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