Thursday, February 16, 2017

Marina le Marin, Martinique

Now sitting in a bar watching the sun go down enjoying a small beer with the Admiral.
Our trip across the Atlantic was quite uneventful and that is a good thing. We did not start the engine from Las Palmas in the Canary Islands to Martinique as we had strong trade winds the entire cruise. We had to dip far south to get into the trades and on occasion they were stronger than I would have liked but we had a very good sail under the Amel twin poles and jib and ballooner.
Lagos to Las Palmas was a little slower and we did have to motor a bit to get there but diesel is cheap there. My battery bank failed on the first leg and we had to get new ones in Las Palmas. There was a little delay but I installed them without problem.
The 2900 miles to Martinique took us just under 17 days for an average speed of 7.1 kts.
The boat and crew are all cleaned up and rested and we are enjoying the balmy weather.
Many thanks to David and Marian, my crew for this crossing. All went well with nary a cross word.
Callisto is now listed for sale with Joel F. Potter in Fort Lauderdale and we are looking forward  passing her to new owners.