So what WOULD we be doing right now? We would be trying to SAIL THIS BOAT!!! We pulled up anchor and with sails ready… motored out of Great Harbour, Yost Van Dyke. Winds were light and out of the NNE. We were shielded by Yost and it was my hope that once out of the lee we would find enough wind to get us moving in the right direction.
|See the face? I'm sure the old man in the rock is laughing at us...|
|Necker Island... where the Obamas are rumoured to be vacationing!|
|There seems to be some activity over there.. The Media???|
|Lots of boats near Saba Rock|
|AU2 Anchored right behind us|
We sat on the boat and watched for a while after checking that the anchor was dug in. Boats closer to the corner of the island were pointing in all directions due to swirling currents coming from both sides of the island, but it seems that we were steadily controlled by the east wind and currents coming in from Eustatia Sound so we felt confident enough to leave the boat and head for Saba Rock for happy hour.
|Let's GO to Saba!!!|
Expecting more stiff winds and squalls from a more southerly direction, we pulled up anchor the following day and moved around the corner to our old spot. It is far enough away from the corner and the reef to the NW so that there is little or no current, and with prevailing winds forecast, the water is flat except for occasional wakes.
|A Brown Pelican and a Brown Boobie...|
|Off they go!|
|Remember that catamaran being towed.. well there he is again!|
|Boats pointing every-which-way...|