Ferrari or Lamborghini?

Now that we cleared customs, bought groceries and got fuel & water, we had to make a choice: Do we sail to St Barth’s for a quick stop on our way to Bermuda, or do we sail to Barbuda (with a place that exports sand for a living – how bad can their beaches be?)
Both excellent destinations in their own right. We identified numerous options and decided we wanted both the Ferrari and the Lamborghini — Barbuda first (a roughly 5 hours sail), drop anchor just off the beach, get a restful slumber under the stars, and then sail to St Barths tomorrow (another 10 hours).
It was an excellent sail, initially along the west coast of Antigua with the sun setting behind us and lots of cruise ships all around, followed by a fast reach to Barbuda. With Roger or Doug at the helm, our fishing lines out and Ellen & Ulf in the kitchen (chicken, broccoli, ziti), we did not only make good speed, but had a great time on the water with an endless number of stars above us.

It was an excellent sail, initially along the west coast of Antigua with the sun setting behind us and lots of cruise ships all around, followed by a fast reach to Barbuda. With Roger or Doug at  the helm, our fishing lines out and Ellen & Ulf in the kitchen (chicken, broccoli, ziti) we did not only make good speed but had an excellent time on the water with an endless number of stars above us.

Low maintenance Ellen got her hair done and managed to drop another personal item into the water.  Luckily Doug was able to retrieve the flip flop with a boat hook and did not involve scuba gear or mask.

The weather between the Caribbean and Bermuda looks pretty promising and our goal is to leave St Barth in the middle of the day on Thursday to benefit from the easterly breeze.

 

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