Dear friends and family,
we arrived in Rodney Bay, St Lucia Thursday morning and are really enjoying being here. Our finish was like our start, a race, this time with Ian, Helen and Dylan from Sundancer II, they beat us in, no problem. The reception on pontoon by our Fabiola and Savarna friends was just the best and rum punch and champagne does taste fabulous at 9 am. It took us 17 days which was much fatser than we expected. Except from a blocked toilet and some diesle issued nothing is broken, good, old Senta. We all agree it was a real good crossing and no hardship at all.
Since then we have been tidying, cleaning and getting the boat back to normal but mostly we haver been socialising with our friends. All the family boats are on dock J and we usually have a crowd of children on the boat. Friday we spent on the beach and took part in the ARC Olympics with Nathan finalizing Sumatra's win with his stunning dance performance. Lizzie, the Limbo Queen got the first bad sunburn of her life as she escaped recreaming with block out, too busy. Now it hurts.
We had a nice family dinner with most of the gang at Captain Mike's last night. The evening before we went to the Gros Islet street party which gave us an inside on how the people of St Lucia live. And yesterday afternoon we took the kids to the movies to see the Hobbit. This is holiday time now. It is really!!! hot and our pace had to slow down.
We will stay in Rodney Bay til the prize giving on Dec 21 and then head south to Marigot Bay, Bequa and the Tobago Keys.