Our Third and Final Trip Down Island

Time for another passage. This will be the 3rd and final time that we’ll head down island. Our goal is to head to Statia (or Sint Eustatius) on the way to Guadeloupe. We’ll then come back to the BVI to celebrate Matthew’s birthday at a Full Moon Party.

So, with everything fixed, we’re off on a couple of long passages. The first to Statia will be a long passage as the seas were confused. Not big but confused. So, it wasn’t a gentle trip.

But, alas, we did make it. From a greater distance, what you notice most about Statia are the huge fuel tanks. It looks very industrial and because it’s a small island, you might think that that’s all that there is.

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We discovered that there certainly is more to the island. You can see the main town and then the mountain/old volcano in behind it.

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So, once we checked in we planned to explore the town and then maybe go for a hike. What we ended up doing was climbing all the way up to the edge of the crater. Egad what were we thinking after a tough passage. Anyway, stay tuned.

Also, some shots of the sea that evening.

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