Starling arrives in the Grenadines
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Early start today as we depart St Lucia for the turquoise waters of The Grenadines. Rick & Tim were in charge of nav as we covered 60 nautical miles, averaging 9 knots and arriving in Bequia an hour ahead of schedule – dream team Starling! Special mentions to Ali for excellent helming, Xavier’s commitment to completing his ‘chores’ and extreme hoovering en-route at significant heel, Sarah for clocking up the sunbathing hours, Nick for catching a fine piece of seaweed (luckily we weren’t relying on his fishing skills for supper tonight) and to Tim, Neal and myself – foredeck warriors who were undeterred by the soaking waves as we brought down the sails in choppy waters. Christian and Mark are now busy preparing fine-smelling Spaghetti Bolognese while Kieran and Neal are plumbing – we definitely owe them a drink in the rum bar tonight!