Not the best of nights; one squall and awake several times to investigate non-rhythmic noises. Got up relatively late, 06:45.
Yacht is prepped, we leave for Bequia soon. Sailing in the morning light is cooler, it’s easier to see the reef to the west of the Cays, and the sun isn’t as strong on the skin. Speaking of skin, my arms are approaching the colour they held when I lived in this part of the world, and nary a ‘real’ sunburn in sight.
Departed the Cays at 08:15 via the Jamesby/Petit Bateau cut, with myself at the helm and Dad spotting the channel. Nice reach up to Bequia, roughly 6.5 knots under one reef. Around 10:30, we saw a large gathering of seabirds in our lee (upwards of 100 birds), about 10 nautical miles south of Bequia. Must have been good fishing.