More sailing?

Would you rather be at work?

What is the perfect remedy for board meeting induced blues?
A short sail to a deserted island where you get to do nothing much all day  every day, of course….

Eileen of Avoca has passengers!

What’s new?

Well, this time I decided to do it in company. I’m beginning to think that too many solo passages can’t be very healthy, besides, the view is considerably more interesting this way…
Those of you with a keen eye will note that I’ve been here before (ahem… the first photo… not the second..).
Where is here?
The Salvation islands, or Îles du Salut (for the French speakers), off Kourou!
In my boat it’s a 35 hour motor sail from Saint Laurent and while there is a bit of a current to contend with, by sticking to the 8m contour it can be reduced to less than half a knot. At the 20 to 30m mark it’s a whopping 2kts!! Great for the return journey, which I managed in just 24hrs.

I hate to disappoint those of you wondering if I’d finally landed myself the catch of the day (you really should be moving on to the next photo), but the truth is… no…. I didn’t…

My man “Friday” gets the girl….

While trying to play a rustic Robinson Crusoe, I confess to having fallen out of  character… The latent Captain Bligh personality keeps resurfacing, no matter how hard I try to suppress it… Drat!
As you can see, Friday paddled off with the girl…

Club Med gold medalist “yours truly” couldn’t catch up…

and no matter how hard I swam, I just couldn’t catch them… 😉

A silhouette was the best I could catch… on camera…

I was left to content myself with watching silhouettes of the natives from afar…

Do you really want to see yet another sunset photo?

Or taking yet more photos of sunsets at sea…

Mind you, there are worse ways to wile away a week or so…