Islands keep appearing over the horizon and the weeks go by.
Escapade has dropped her hook in some beautiful places.
Sleepy Nevis with more monkeys than humans.
Glamorous St Barts with a sort of Tropical/St Tropez/Ibiza feel and a well stocked French supermarket!
The culture shock of the bright lights and traffic of Dutch Sint Maarten.
The beautiful windswept uninhabited island of Tintamarre.
The great restaurants and partying at Grand Case in French St Martin.
The turquoise water off the beaches and outer islands of Anguilla.
The islands are strung out only a few hours sail away from each other, but all distinct in their own character.
Days are busy sailing, exploring ashore, windsurfing, fishing, snorkelling and looking after Escapade. She has sailed about 5000 miles from France and it’s time to tune the rig and do a bit of maintenance in St. Martin.
After meandering Northwards through the Caribbean for a month we have now run out of Leeward Islands. Next passage is 70ish miles to see the next archipelago appear over the horizon: the British Virgin Islands.