Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tintamarre

After a long and uncomfortable trip directly into the Northeast trades we spent two nights and one day hunting spiders on Tintamarre, an island off the coast of St. Maarten. It is a very pretty cove with mooring balls provided by the park service. The water is very clear. We all went for a swim and I checked the bottom of Reboot. The next time we are in a protected anchorage I will dive and scrape the bottom. The island is a day stop for many tour boats. The bare boat charters also stop here. There is not much to see on the island. Most people just anchor in the cove, go to the beach and take a swim. Overnight mooring is prohibited but not enforced. We were given a special research permit to stay overnight but were joined by several other boats. It is a pretty stop if you have some time.

 

Fair winds and following seas

 

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