So late yesterday we tracked down an errant Fedex package (left on the delivery boat for 24 hours) and now we have to sort out some financial affairs – meaning another voyage to Road Town. But not before we enjoyed a walk on our favorite path with apple turnovers freshly baked followed by a surprise appearance of a turtle back at the boat. (since there is no perspective in the photo, the turtles estimated breadth was 3 feet.
Road town is starting to become a milk run. But the winds gods threw another wrinkle in this voyage with a trip starting at a mild 10 knots followed shortly after by 30 knot gusts then calming to a pretty steady 14-19 knots. Our delight was that we seemed to be blowing by all the monohulls (which usually mock us on upwind). As the winds settled in we found ourselves on a lively happy passage for a Lagoon 420 with true winds at 100 and apparent around 80 with speeds in the 8.2 to 8.8 knots steady. So now we know Blue Sky’s sweet spot with gusts of 25 pushing us over 9. Love it. The end result is we blew into Road Town in 2.5 hours from North Sound and then dove into the challenge of finding the FedEx office, parts at the kitchen shop and chandelry, followed by big time provisioning at Rite Way. Now its time to relax at twilight in bouncy Road Town.
Manana is the beginning of a voyage to Antigua to meet friends. Bit of an upwind slog so we shall have to see how it works out.