Dark arrival

by admin on December 15, 2014

We arrived in Rodney Bay marina, St Lucia last night at 1943 local
time after 20 days and 3050 miles at sea.

We sailed across the finish line, received the congratulatory message
from ARC control, dropped the sailed and prepare to enter the marina.

It was very dark as we edged slowly into the cutout channel that
leads to the lagoon where the marina is situated. We were met by a
crowd of friends and well wishers cheering and congratulating us.
Boats blew their whistles and horns to mark our arrival.

In the dark and unfamiliar marina we moored with the help of ARC staff
(yellow shirts) and stepped onto dry land for the first time for a
long time.

Champagne came out, Rum punches were delivered and stories were
exchanged. Still bewildered, we then headed to one of the marina bars
for another lethal Rum punch and after a couple of hours collapsed
into a stationary and quiet bed.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Paul December 26, 2014 at 19:23

Fantastic! Congratulations and thank you for sharing your adventure!

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Tony Ascough December 17, 2014 at 21:36

Many congratulations – enjoy the rum punches you’ve earned them

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Biton December 15, 2014 at 22:21

well done to you all :)

fair winds,

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NeilH December 15, 2014 at 20:49

Congrats Vagaris!

Delighted you made it safely. One day soon….

Neil & Kirstie
L’escale
Allures 45

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Neil Phillips December 15, 2014 at 19:34

Very well done!

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Neil B December 15, 2014 at 18:15

Well done all. Great achievement.

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Antoine December 15, 2014 at 16:26

Congrats to Vagaris and her crew!

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Mark Moss December 15, 2014 at 13:32

Big congratulations to you all!

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