SOUTH BOUND

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Dolphins joining us again :)

Dolphins joining us again :)

Chilling in the cockpit during my watch

Chilling in the cockpit during my watch

Nothing like a sunset at sea

Nothing like a sunset at sea

Traffic

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J-man taking it easy on the bow

J-man taking it easy on the bow

Wil making us laugh with his DJ tunes :)

Wil making us laugh with his DJ tunes :)

Guys chilling at the bow

Guys chilling at the bow

J in his element

J in his element

Me at the helm

Me at the helm

Approaching the Dragon's mouth strait

Approaching the Dragon's mouth strait

Huevo Islands

Huevo Islands

Going through the Boca de Huevos

Going through the Boca de Huevos

Through the Boca

Through the Boca

Safely in the Gulf of Paria

Safely in the Gulf of Paria

Melody is actually heeling over!

Melody is actually heeling over!

Chaguaramas Anchorage

Chaguaramas Anchorage

Janneman on the tender bringing in Melody with our 5HP outboard  motor

Janneman on the tender bringing in Melody with our 5HP outboard  motor

Safely at anchor

Safely at anchor

With nervous tummies we slipped off the buoy in Basse-Terre and thankfully sailed away from Guadeloupe with no problems. The journey down to Trinidad was wonderful. We had good winds for most of the trip, calm blue waters and daily visits from playful dolphins. It was the type of sailing that fill people's vision  when they dream of going cruising.

Approaching Trinidad couldn't have gone any better. 10miles off,  I was certain that it would be another night before we arrived but as I finished my final watch the wind picked up. It was blowing in the perfect direction allowing us to go through the Huevos Boca and into the Gulf of Praia. As we entered the Gulf the wind picked up a bit more and took us straight into Chaguaramas Bay and ,with luck on our side, died as we entered. The weather couldn't have been any better.

We lowered the dinghy and tied it onto the side of old Melodious and motored her in with our little 5HP outboard. We managed to get up to 3 and a half knots which was pretty impressive. As we entered the anchorage a couple of fellow cruisers came to our aid. They found us a great buoy close to land and kindly helped us to pick up the buoy. Relieved and safely anchored, we ventured to land to celebrate. Happy days.

A huge thank you to Janneman for joining and helping us do this trip. It made all the difference having you there. You're a star *

Viv