Where to start… It seems as though when I finally get on a computer again I have so much to write I dont know where to start and where to stop!
What Ive done since my last posting….:
I went on a few more adventures with/out the Poynters. I rented a car with our Neighbor Chris- whom is from Germany and lives a great boat down here. We rented a car and went to the greatest beach I’ve seen so far! Its location was outside of St. Anne…for anyone who can get there someday. It was Fairly dead and absolutly beautiful. The beach seemed to go on for miles and miles with very little sand, and crystal clear shallow water. There was a reef break out at least a hundred feet out which kept all the waves and fishies far away. We hung out there in the blazing sun for a good few hours until we decided it was time for a drink. We headed over to St. Francias(spelling may be off) :), had some great lunch, and a tasty drink. Instead of being big partiers we decided to head to the pizza joint grab a pizza and watch a movie. Yes people even do that in paradise :).
Adventure 2 was with Mrs. Poynter the kids and me. We decided to be adventerous once again and head into the hills. We got to the waterfalls in Guadeloupe and had a hefty hike down a bunch of stairs. We got the the end of the hike where the biggest waterfalls were in the Caribbean. To our surprise, the view was terrible, so Mrs. Poynter carrrying Annabel on her front, and Henry on my back we roughed it up to the waterfall. Now this was not your easy little cobblestone path, we were in the water, finding hand and foot holds in the rushing water….all for a few of a 300 foot waterfall. I asked myself would I do it again after we were done..Hell yes I would!!!
Next on the list…We left Pointe de Petre and headed north to Deshaies ( all in Guadeloupe), a 5-6 hour sail that went relatively smooth. We were in the lee of the island for most of the day, which meant no wind and motoring. Henry and I took a nap in my bunk while we were motoring, something we often do on a long sail. I woke to find us healing over so much I almost fell out of the bed TWICE! Henry just rolled into me and continued sleeping, I was his lee cloth :). When nap time was over we headed back on deck, and the Poynters had some interesting things to say. Apparently we hit some wind so they put the sails up quickly to catch it, the boat healed over further than it has before! It was almost straight up and down AND I MISSED IT! No wonder I practically fell out of my bed :).
After having a night of anchoring hell we moved north….all the way to Antigua. Looking at the map with no sailing experience I would say it was very close, now after traveling by boat, my views would defiantly change! We were out on the ocean blue for almost six hours, and man what a trip it was! Henry was like a child dream, he was sooo good, we hung out in the cockpit for most of the sail just looking out at the waves going by. When we started the trip our destination was not in sight, but with my keen sense of eyesight…I was the first one to spot it J. The Poynters and I always have bets going to see who can spot it first….
Our trip stopped at The Antigua Yacht Club where we will sit for a good two weeks surrounded by big begiesly (Mrs. Poynters word J ) motor yachts! We are usually one of the bigger yachts in a harbor, not here though… The one that pulled in next to us today was 180ft. long, It has three decks a crap load of lights, and at least 10 crew members. Not too bad of a little cruising yacht. That is just one of the many boats we are surrounded by here in the harbor, at night it is quite a sight, with all of their deck, and spreader lights .

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