Monday, March 12, 2007

St. Anne's to St. Pierre

After Carnival was finished, Infinity and Conch'd Out left for St. Lucia. Infinity for company arriving, and Conch'd Out for a propane refill, which is not to be found on any French island. We took the boat into Marin, with Ann and Denny as passengers, to do laundry and stocking up on food and wine before we left St. Anne's. Rumor was there was supposed to be a favorable sail for using the spinnaker, so we cleaned out the back berth, dug it out and got it ready to go. Headed into the town of St. Anne's for some fresh vegetables and bread and then got underway to Grande Anse D'Arlet with Kyeta and Break & Run. Memory and Conch'd Out were on their way from St. Lucia. Had a fantastic sail with the spinnaker flying! Changed tacks twice and didn't mess things up too bad. We thought we did well considering this was only the third time we'd used the spinnaker, and the first time in two years.
Pulled into Grande Anse D'Arlet and spent a relaxing couple of days swimming, snorkelling and reading. Break & Run had caught a 45" wahoo and were kind enough to share it with us. So far this year Kyeta and Audrey Paige are fishless underway!
We left Grande Anse D'Arlet on Tuesday and pulled into Anse Mitan where we met up with Memory again and picked up the goodies they had brought us back from their visit to the States. Anse Mitan is a nice resort town with shops and restaurants everywhere. Dennis craved Chinese food, so we went out with Al and Joan on Break & Run and had a wonderful, but very expensive meal. The weather finally co-operated and we were able to check out and head to St. Pierre for the night before leaving for Dominica and Les Saintes.

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