Day 57, Year 1: Overnight from St. Martin to Guadeloupe
Date and Time: Tuesday, December 13, 2006, 1600 EST
Weather: Gorgeous but Winds from the South
Air Temperature: 80 degrees F
Location: Headed Southeast between St. Barts and Saba

In typical Handley style, we are flying through the Leeward Islands in two days. But it’s okay because we are rushing to get to St. Lucia to meet our kids for Christmas. We have nine wonderful days planned of snorkeling, scuba diving, relaxing, snorkeling, scuba diving, relaxing, and some sailing.

Right now we are motoring as the winds are once again right on our nose. But that’s okay, because the winds are light, the seas are fairly calm, and the weather is gorgeous. I can see St. Martin behind me, St. Bart’s to the east, and the islands of Saba, Statia, and St. Kitt’s to the west. Their volcanic mountain shadows rise out of the sea and then slowly fade as we head further southeast. By sunrise we will have Montserrat to our west and Antigua to the east, and by early afternoon tomorrow we will reach Guadeloupe. The trip getting here was a bit rough, but the experiences here are making all of that fade away.

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