Dropped anchor in Gustavia on the island of St Barts. Very upscale spot on the chain. It was the low season as most yachts have departed for the season. The town was set up for the yachting crowd. .Never seen so many beautiful young people in one spot. How did they get here and how can they afford to stay? I was told trust funds. Looks like a good time to this sailor. The anchorage was good for the cat but my friends in monos were whingin about the roll so we moved north to Columbie Bay. It was a marine park so a mooring ball was required. At 4 euros it was tres reasonable. It is a great anchorage and well protected and quite scenic. The miltary controls most of this part so once you climb to the top of the hill you can travel no farther. Plans are to spend the night and leave early for Guadeloupe.
I am a sailor. Cashed it all in in 2003 and sailed around the NW USA then went to Mexico for two years then sailed to Australia on a Baltic 42. Sold the boat in OZ and bought a Privilege 42 in Venezuela. Not fully retired so have been doing the nuclear steam generator change out gig to recharge my financial batteries. Work 13-15 hours a day for two to three months. Make great money quickly so I can get back to the boat.