I wrote in yesterday’s post how we came to St. Maarten to get further away from Bertha. That is true but the real reason we didn’t just wait it out in St. Thomas was because we needed to stop in SXM to pick up some refit items before we travelled south to Grenada. As it turns out, we are not the only boat here waiting for weather to head south.
From what we have gathered, several of the boats waiting here are planning on leaving on Wednesday morning which is our plan too. We’ve made several trips to Budget Marine and in fact, have another one scheduled for this morning. That, retrieving our laundry, and refueling all need to take place before we exit the lagoon today at 4:00 PM, the last outgoing bridge opening. We, and I assume several other boats, will be staging outside in Simpson Bay for an early morning departure.
I know that others have plans to stop along the way but we intend to sail straight through to Grenada, a 368 nm passage. At 8 knots that should take us just under 48 hours. If the forecast remains true to what we see online, we should have a decent passage. Of course, we’ll see what happens when we get out there. Plans may change.
Given that we’ll be offshore, you shouldn’t expect any blog updates until we arrive in Grenada. Of course, with my sporadic posting during the charter season, you all should be used to that by now. 🙂