As good as it gets
The passage to St. Martin turned out to be about as good as one could hope. The wind was as forecasted: 15 knots from the east. With our slightly southeasterly heading, that did allow us to keep a bit of wind in the sails as we motored the 80 or so miles.
While I was taking a brief nap this little guy and a friend paid us a visit.
Even more important than the wind was the sea state which was bumpy but not dangerous. Now, I should point out that what was reasonably bearable in One Love would have been considerably more ugly in ZTC. Waterline length and weight make a huge difference! The additional speed under power that One Love can manage is also the only reason why we tackled the passage during daylight hours instead of doing an overnighter, our standard SOP for that trip.
One thing is for certain, we are all glad to have that passage behind us now. We have a lot to accomplish in St. Martin and really only want to spend a few days here completing it all. Our southern home of Grenada beckons.
We made it to Marigot Bay in time for sundowners!
Anchored behind our friends Steve and Deb on Alternate Latitude