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A great sail

Feb 12, 2007


Location: Soufriere, St. Lucia
Author: Beaker
We began the day early, all on deck at 05:30 and ready to haul back the anchor and set sail for St Lucia. Once underway we broke into watch teams, my Watch Team (watch team 3) went first and we enjoyed a beautiful sunrise over Bequia and a nice fresh breeze as we sailed towards St Lucia. At the change of watch we were close to Walibou, the site of the set of Pirates of the Caribbean I. So we headed into the beautiful bay to try to catch a glimpse of Johnny Deppe! We saw the famous town, water wheel, dock and rock archway so familiar to many of the fans. Watch Team 1 then enjoyed some squally conditions and large seas as we came out of the lee of St Vincent. The rain cleared mostly for Watch Team 2, but the seas were still large and the wind fresh. The conditions today made for an exciting new challenge for the crew. As we approached St Lucia and the Pitons loomed ahead we dropped the sails and motored into Soufriere. We were met by Peter, one of the park rangers for the SMMA (Soufriere Marine Management Area) and he directed us to one of their new large moorings. We are now moored up in the shadow of the Petit Piton, we’ve just enjoyed quiche and potpie for dinner and are clearing up ready for an MTE and an SLD class tonight.