Friday, January 22, 2016

Union Island January 2016

Union Island and specifically Clifton means a couple of things to us.
Many open spots after the morning charter boat exodus - really!

It is not as easy as it looks

1.)  It is a crowded, tough anchorage.  Once we get in and finally get set, it's great.  We like Clifton.  But man, finding an open spot with good holding while the boat guys circle and anchored captains stand on deck with their bitch wings out is still a tad stressful for us.  We had some extra excitement this year when later a couple sailed in at night under sail alone.  To be clear - NO engine, at night, actually tacking through a very crowed and tight anchorage with a big shoal in the middle and a reef in front, where at least 1/3 of the boats have no lights.  They nearly caught our anchor rode and actually did momentarily get caught up on the anchor rode of the big steel German boat next to us.  Exciting stuff! 

Kite surf rescue
2.)  Union Island and Clifton mean kite surfing.  It's a free show everyday.

This year we saw something new.  Two kite surfers had boards that were essentially hydrofoils.  Check out the video.  

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