Over night anchorage. Anse De Columbier – St. Barts

Leaving-Anse-de-Columbier-our-anchorage-for-the-night-in-St.-BarthsWe leave Marigot, St. Martin at noon. Nice downwind sailing. Its pushing 10-20kts. On a 185 heading. We are making our way south! Fishing lines out but no fish or bites. 1 squall. 2 squall. Then a full on storm. Rain, rain and more rain. All was grey. At one point we hit 38kts of wind! Still sailing through it all. Adjusting as needed. Under sail all of us usually are in the cockpit hanging out. But this time Beau was not having the rain. I get out the rain gear (one for Beau especially) he is much better and back out sailing with us. The storm gives us a break and we see Petit Grouper and Grouper island on our port side. Dark grey images in the distance. We had to do a tack that put us out and made the trip a little longer.

Our 4 hr trip ended up to be a 6 1/2hr  due to the storm and wind shifts. Goodbye-St.-BarthelemyWe see Ile Fourchue, we are close. Just then mother nature gives us one more fresh water shower. Avoiding the big rock. Roche de Boeff (beef barrel) Its cool to see the waves crashing against the big old rock. Just as the rain passes we see our anchorage Anse de Colombier. Grab a courtesy mooring ball and settle in. Homemade stew is on the menu and dancing after! Still picking up radio waves from St. Martin. And with a little of the adrenaline left in us from sailing through the storm, we jam out to some music on the radio. The lightning outside gives us that extra club feel. Then, a few minutes later… its lights out. Zzzzzzz


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