Pacific Wave Island hopping from Dominica to St Lucia as we sail south through the Caribbean island chain encountering dolphins & turtles as we sail through the Caribbean Sea.
Our second leg of our sail south for hurricane season as we island hop from Dominica to Martinique finally arriving in St Lucia.
We departed Roseau Dominica late morning and set sail for Martinique. The fishermen were dotted about off the south coast of Dominica, the favored fishing grounds by the locals. They’re constantly on the look out for Sargassum seaweed as beneath these long trails of weed lie the crown jewels; shoals of Trevally, a delicious fish! En route we’re joined by Brown Booby’s fishing from the bow of Pacific Wave, waiting for the shoals of Flying Fish to leap out of the water as Pacific Wave’s bow cuts through the waves; it’s not long before they are heavily rewarded. The seas are up today and so the fishing is good! Above the Booby’s high in the sky are Frigate Birds waiting to swoop down and snatch the catch out of the Booby’s mouth.
Sailing down the coast of Martinique we were greeted by an eager pod of about 20 dolphins. They have great fun jumping in front of the bow of Pacific Wave as we slice through the water. Dolphins always come over to join us at this location every year when we make this transit.
As we sail into Grand d’Arlet Martinique the sun is already getting low in the sky, so we drop anchor and wait for another beautiful Caribbean sunset. What better way to watch the kaleidoscope of colours in the sky.
Morning breaks and it’s time to set sail again, this time for the lushious tropical island of St Lucia. The seas have calmed a little today so we made good progress cutting through the waves on our journey south. Just as we approached Marigot Bay in St Lucia we were greeted by a loud welcome cry from numerous Brown Booby’s fishing around Pacific Wave closely followed by a very determined female Frigate Bird swooping down pecking the heads of the poor Booby’s trying to steal their lunch.
We dropped our sails and headed for Marigot Bay, and as we motored up the buoyed entrance channel we were greeted by two huge turtles, just on the water’s surface taking a few breathes of air. We continued into Marigot Bay Marina where we moored alongside the dock. This little bay is famous and every tourist boat pops in to take a quick look around because the old film Doctor Doolittle was filmed in this location in the 1950’s.
You may have heard of the saying Liquid Sunshine – well it’s certainly true in St Lucia! One minute the sun is shining, followed by rain, followed by more sunshine and of cause numerous pretty rainbows. Your crock of gold awaits you in Marigot Bay St Lucia!
It was time to sail down the coast of St Lucia to the UNESCO World Heritage Site where we were going to spend our last night moored in-between the stunning Pitons. This is truly amazing; to look out from Pacific Wave and see the Pitons looming up on either side of the yacht is awe-inspiring!
Follow us on our next voyage St Lucia via Bequia to Grenada with Sperm Whales right alongside Pacific Wave.