Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sailing in the Double Digits

We decided to sail down to St. Kitts sister island, Nevis, on Thursday.  We put the sails up and shortly after had 20+ knots of wind and were cruising over 10 knots instantly.  We quickly reefed both sails and continued down to Nevis.  We threw out the fishing lines half the day and had no luck.  I was looking forward to making fish tacos, but they will have to wait.  After sailing to Nevis we headed back for some snorkeling in Shitten Bay on the Southwest end of St. Kitts.  As we were pulling in the current and wind swirled around the bay.  There are shallow rocks all over, but Preston maneuvered the boat perfectly and soon we were snorkeling and Preston was climbing on a shipwreck.  There were a lot of fish and colorful coral.  We also saw some squid and a big eel.  The pictures don't show how green the eel was.  He was lime green and mean looking.  Preston explored the wreck and climbed in every nook and cranny.  We sailed back to Frigate Bay hitting over 10 knots again and spent another comfortable night in a hotel, sleeping in separate beds!  We are taking advantage of the hot showers, dry bedding, and washing machine.


  1. Good thing you missed all those rocks and did not end up like big ship. I love that old fortress it looks really neat. How does Lucy like being the only one on the boat all night Long?

    1. Lucy is definitely excited to see us every morning! She keeps the boat secure for us while we are gone though.