Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!

We’ve been moving slowly north after waiting in Rodney Bay for a part for the auto pilot to come ever so unreliably from Martinique via ferry. It would have been faster to sail there and pick it up in the end! Spent some days in Ste Anne as Dave and Anna were there on their new boat Tamarisk so there were a few visits, meals and drinks back and forth there. Came away from Leader Price with super French wines and so cheap after Trinidad. We overnight sailed with Sundowner past Dominica to the Saintes for a week over Christmas. Christmas was spent at lovely Islet a Cabrits in the Saintes (Guadeloupe). We locked the boat up, put the air con on and had a full English lunch with some English friends Howard and Sue who we met in Trinidad. (Sundowner) On Boxing Day we took left overs ashore and ate them in the company of chooks, goats and cats. Lots of swims in beautifully clear waters. We also all hired a buggy and went around the island. It doesn’t take long! So we ended up at a long lunch…..Another overnight sail and had New Year in Jolly Harbour in Antigua We are now just about to leave here for an overnight to Saint Martin. My nephew, Sam, is joining us in Tortola for a week and he and Pete plan to do some wreck scuba dives.