Thursday, January 24, 2013

Back in the Lagoon

We are back on the mooring ball in Simpson Bay Lagoon. The trip from St. Barts was mostly down wind so it was much faster and more comfortable. We arrived in Simpson Bay 20 minutes before the evening bridge so we took advantage of it to get back to the mooring ball. After four nights of rocking and rolling on the hook it was great to have a quiet sea state for a good sleep. We did have one glitch on the way back, the furler jammed so we took down the jib. Once back on the ball I pulled the furling line and it worked perfectly. Apparently there was an override in the line that once no longer under strain resolved itself.

We plan on a couple of days and cleaning and repairs and then will head to Saba and points south.

Fair winds and following seas.

 

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