Change of plan – we are coming in from the north and its getting closde to Xmas, so we are going to skip Barbados and make landfall at St Lucia.   Its more yacht friendly.

The first land we actually see is Martinique – but its only a couple of miles further to St Lucia.   Our passage time is 15 days and a few hours – and the wind is starting to die as we close land.  We start the engine and motor in the last two hours.     We have travelled about 2850 miles at an average of just under 8 knots – motoring for about 8 hours in total – a few hours at each end and for a little while en-route when changing sails.

We will all be happy to step ashore and get a rum cocktail