Monday, June 17, 2013

Crossing to St. Croix

Wednesday, May 28 - Friday, May 30

We left Dominica shortly after our friends headed out to the airport, taking advantage of a short weather window that would allow us 2 calm days to sail north to St. Croix.  Our goal for the next couple of weeks was to get as far north as the Bahamas quickly with some big hops.  The two-day crossing to St. Croix was great, fair wind at 90 degrees and waves behind us, pushing us along.  We had speed over 10 knots at one point, even with one reef in the main sail.

We were happy to arrive in St. Croix; however, we arrived after sunset and without great charts.  It was a bit of a challenge navigating into Christiansted Harbor at dark, but we managed to find a couple of other boats anchored through the light of our headlamps.

We spent a few days in the St. Croix Marina in Christiansted to do some work on our generator which recently started overheating, and to repair our jib sail which had a large tear at the seam in the middle of the sail.

Here are some shots of Christiansted Harbor...

Fort Christiansvaern

Protestant Cay

The tiny marina we stayed in for 3 nights - we were the only live aboards at the marina

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