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Re: saint lucia & saint vincent end of january
I have been cruising this area for years. I would have plan A and B
PLAN A I would ONLY go south if it looked like the wind would be East or ESE for your return trip to St Lucia. The North end of St Vincent is NASTY in strong NE winds and I sail a 44ft cutter.
I would not go to Vieux Fort
Going south stop at Soufriere visit the drive in volcano.
Soufriere to Wallilabou will need an early start. In Wallilabou visit the waterfall park which is an easy walk.
Bequia next. Tobago Cays if you have time, if not make it round to Petit Nevis for some great snorkeling.
Plan B go North to Martinique. Marin, St Anne, Grand Anse D'Arlet [ visit Ti Sable for a good meal esp Sunday lunchtime buffet BOOK! ] Fort de France, Trois Islets [ visit Empress Josephines birthplace] St Pierre.
If the wind is NE as is likely at that time of the year you will have a great romp back to St Lucia instead of a miserable beat up from St Vincent as your last sail.
Re your dink a chain or wire strop with a padlock is a good idea, I rarely lock mine during the day but ALWAYS either lift it or lock it on at night if leaving it in the water. Dinghy thefts and occasional boat thefts do occur, the south side of Admiralty Bay Bequia well out is being hit by one or more swimmers just now.
Last edited by TQA; 01-06-2014 at 02:28 PM.