tiistai 21. joulukuuta 2010

December 20th 2010

Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

14º 05.077´N, 60º 57.640´W

We arrived in Rodney Bay the following morning just after dawn and dropped anchor among a few dozen other boats but as the bay is over a mile long there was ample room for all of us.

Before going ashore to check in, we watched as six traditional Caribbean sailing boats competed against each other. The boats have one colourful sail at the bow, and ten crew members each with a pole on which to sit in order to balance the vessel. The stronger the wind, the more crew members are sitting on their poles. It looked like a lot of fun!

It is now almost Christmas, and we still don't know how and where we are going to celebrate it, or whether we'll skip Christmas altogether. This is the very first time we are without our daughters, and it really makes a big difference. One alternative is to sail to Admiralty Bay in Bequia where Scandinavians traditionally gather for Christmas. It is only about 60 miles from here, so we still have a few more days before we have to make up our mind.

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