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This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall. After a six-year adventure sailing from Dartmouth to Australia, we are now back in Britain.

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Sailing again

After a couple of days at anchor off the seaside town of Ste Anne near the southern tip of Martinique, enjoying the fresh breeze and the solar panels doing their stuff, we had a really fun sail back to Saint Lucia in an exhilarating force 5 and bright sun. Returning to Rodney Bay was very different from our nearly-no-wind arrival at the end of the ARC (which seems eons ago).

It was great to meet up with Peter and Heidi on Stormvogel, their mammoth work list nearly completed, and so we had a great supper aboard, along with Matthias and Ulrike on Bella, whom we first met in Porto Santo.

We are now experiencing a very different couple of days. Thanks to the combined skills of Fergus and Richard, you may remember that we won the prize for the best blog photo sent from the Atlantic - click here to see it. The prize was 2 nights at a very smart resort called Windjammer Landings and this is the view from our room:

We had the pool in the foreground all to ourselves this morning so it's been great to relax without a list of boat jobs to work on. Mind you, we are taking full advantage of the novelty of relatively fast and reliable wifi to surf the internet for updates on our planned route ahead so we're still focused on the voyage. Tomorrow we'll return to Maunie, have a couple of days out in the anchorage at Pigeon Island and then head south to the Grenadines.

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