Friday, March 14, 2014

Ile Fourchue

sv Honey Ryder at Ile Fourchue
Monday, March 10th 13:00 - We pulled anchor and departed Marigot Bay.  Despite the fact that there was NO wind, I was giddy as we motored around the northeast corner of Saint Martin / Sint Maarten and off to a new country, new people and new adventures.
Golden hour on Ile Fourchue

View of Ile Fourchue from the galley
16:17 we picked up a mooring ball at Ile Fourchue and shut off our engine.  We motored 19.2 nautical miles to this uninhabited island just NE of St Barths.
St Martin off in the distance
There are a total of 9 mooring balls here but only 3 were occupied when we arrived.  All three cruising sailboats.  A fifth sailboat pulled in right before sundown.
St Barth's to the left.  St Kitts and St Eustatius (Statius) to the right
St Barth's in the distance on the top right
Tuesday 3:30 am.  I woke to the sound of silence and NO lights.  Actually, I can hear the waves gently rolling ashore behind our mooring.  I stowed our solar lights for the passage so we have no lights on to distract from the millions of stars overhead.  Wow!  
It's so quiet.  Magical.
Off in the distance is Statius to the left and Saba to the right

No comments:

Post a Comment