South through the Leeward Islands

We checked out of St Maarten and left on the first bridge opening next morning, waving to Adrienne who were in the outside anchorage and on deck to see us off. Wind of course has gone SE now we are heading south. We motored the short distance to Isle Fourchou, an uninhabited island north of St Barts. We’ve been here before, there were less buoys than there used to be so anchored, but still a beautiful place. There are still lots of Turtles and Rays on the bottom. Also some v large hermit crabs (I think), one seemed to live beside our anchor. Great snorkelling. Ashore it is very arid with lots of large cactus, which have very sharp thorns – stepping on even a small one is a bad idea as it goes right through he thick sole of you sandals or crocs. Next we visited two islands we’d not been to before – Nevis and Montserrat.

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