The weather still wasn’t perfect, but in this anchorage, we made another boat friend that we would spend the next few days on St Kitts with. Sailing Yacht Zora.
Interestingly while we had some severe westerly winds the night before, they had some severe easterly winds that had actually caused them to drag anchor out to sea a little. We can only assume that the small stormy system passed right in between St Kitts and St Nevis, causing the swirling wind on both islands.
In theory, there was a wreck in the anchorage to snorkel on, so we headed out together, but couldn’t locate it. But the snorkeling was still pretty good.
This seems as good a post as any to say that you can actually follow along with most of the nature stuff that we see on a site called iNaturalist on adams profile.
From this snorkel session, for example, we have all of these observations, and more, recorded…
- Painted Tunicate
- West Indian Sea Egg
- Striped Parrotfish
- French Grunt
- Spotted Goatfish
- Sand Diver
- Schoolmaster Snapper
- Four-eyed Butterflyfish
- Caribbean Spiny Lobster
- Smooth Trunkfish
- Yellowtail Damselfish
- Caribbean Redlip Blenny
- Magnificent Feather Duster Worm
- Sun Anemone
Anyway, enough nerding out about fish…
We sailed with Zora to a new anchorage, had a walk around a town, did some shopping, and had some lunch. The anchorage was horribly rolley giving us memories of Montserrat, so we all agreed to head somewhere else to allow for a better nights sleep.
Here there was actually a wreck, but in the 2017 hurricane, it got washed up onto the shore.
One of the best parts of this snorkel session was the small group of Caribbean reef squid that seemed to like hanging out near the rudder of Hannah.
We had some sundowners aboard Zora where we also met 2 other boats and chatted about all of our very different travels through the Caribbean.
Wanting to move on to St Martin so that we could also move on to the BVIs we headed to another anchorage a few days later so that we could check out and set sail.
As often happens in the Caribbean there was a festival of some sort going on as we were walking through the town, which included some plank walking! Who can get the furthest?
The anchorage was even more rolly here than we had had in the previous week or so. So we decided to spend as much time on land as possible, using up our remaining XCD currency which we would no longer be needing in a nice restaurant. We made sure to have some leftovers to being back to Hannah for our night sail on to St Martin.
Here you can see how rolly the boat was, no chance of sleep on that.