Friday March 18, Day 1, departed Port St Charles, Barbados at 1 pm. Wind 18-22knots, cruising 7-8 knots with main and staysail. Later, soft Tacos for dinner.
Received our PCR test results just before midnight as we were sailing near St Lucia. The internet signal was quite strong and I was able to upload the results along with our vaccine certification to the USVI Travel Portal. Four hours after the upload they replied, our screening status was approved!
Saturday March 19, Day 2, 165 nautical miles traveled.
Once we cleared the shadow of Martinique, winds and waves in the Caribbean increased to around 18-22knots for most of the day, at one point it dropped to 11knots. Cruising at 7-8knots with full main and staysail.
The prevailing trade winds coming from the east across the Atlantic have been quite brisk lately. A little uncomfortable, but after almost 2 1/2 years, we’re getting used to it.
Sunday March 20, Day 3, total nautical miles traveled 323, 158 nautical miles in the past 24 hours, 112 miles to go.
While provisioning for this passage, we purchased fresh blueberries for our Sunday morning pancakes! What an adventure that bake was during a pop up squall we didn’t see coming! Dan likes his syrup warm so he puts a coffee mug containing syrup in the microwave to heat it up. When he opened the microwave door, the mug slid out spilling all over the counter running down the pots and pans cupboard. This cupboard is a lift up door in the counter. The pancake mix spilled on another counter. The orange juice was frozen, it was touching the cold plate so orange slushies it is. Eating pancakes out of a bowl, they were delicious! All cleaned up now.
Monday March 21, Day 4, total trip nautical miles traveled 437.5, 68 hours. Arrived at Charlotte-Amalie, St Thomas USVI, dropped anchor at 8:56am.