Sunday, February 12, 2012

St Barts

Hello Everyone! Sorry it's been a while since the last update...Internet has been hard to find. But I'll pick up from Antigua....

We sailed over night to the Island of St. Barts. It was our first over-night sail since the Atlantic crossing and it brought back a lot of memories. However after sailing for just 14 hours....we were still glad to see land again :)

The main harbour at St. Barts was FULL with boats of every kind. There was even a huge cruise ship anchored out with all the boats. We finally found a free mooring ball to tie up to but the bay was a bit rolly and we felt to crowded being shoved in there with about 100 other boats. So we decided to head to the north part of the island (only 3 miles north) and hope to find a bay with a little less boats. We anchored Mehari then took the dingy to shore and parked it on the beach. That's the picture above :) And we had a fun day at the beach as a family :)  Someone else had found a big starfish while snorkeling, and had it up on the rock....very cool!

Miles enjoyed rubbing sand INTO his hair and laughing as he did it (although he wasn't laughing when it took ages to wash out later) Lily and Zoe had fun making drawings and castles in the sand. They also spent time swimming with Dad, Emma and Levi. The weather was perfect and we practically had the beach to ourselves! Mom and I (Maggie) had fun talking together and watching Miles with the sand :)

Then we headed back to Mehari and Mom made a yummy dinner of Mexican Burritos with REAL homemade salsa while we watched the sunset! Not a bad day eh? :)

On Friday morning we moved to a different spot that was supposed to be good for snorkeling. Levi and Dad went first while the rest of us waited on the beach. Then Mom and Emma took a turn. They all came back very excited and had lots of fun. Levi even got to see a few Barracuda fish up close!! As well as tons of other fish and cool coral. Lily and Zoe went shell hunting on the beach and found a big jar's worth of cool shells....Miles, proudly, came back to the blanket with random rocks and wanted me to put them in the jar as well. He was just glad to be helping out...and with his little smile...how could I refuse? :) So now we have two full jars: one of rocks and one of shells :)

At around noon we got back on Mehari and set sail for St. Martin.....and so the journey continues...


7 comments:

elle.mental said...

I am so glad that you all are enjoying your life! Drink it all in to the last drop!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Looks like Miles had a blast. This is so fun even if we aren't there. I love hearing about your travels & seeing all the pics. Looking forward to the next post.
The Kirbys

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!! Thankful you all are having such a wonderful adventure. It's been about 20 yrs since I have been to St Barts, and I loved it's beauty. But we were always there in the off season, so not crowded. Loving your journey. love and hugs Nicki

John said...

Love your posts Mags, and the picture of Miles. Thank you , thank you for sharing!!! What a beautiful place! G&G

larry said...

Sounds like a great day! Magie, you do such a good job with those pictures. Keep'm coming.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mags, thanks for the update. Love hearing of your journey and the pictures. soon 2 Q's will be there ... what fun that will be. Love ya, nana

ADA said...

my lovely crazy family ı miss you...when we gona meet again ..

ı will find you somewhere soon by sailing boat..:)))