Roseau to Portsmouth, Dominica


Pirate ship in front of downtown Roseau, Dominica

Pirate ship in front of downtown Roseau, Dominica

Friday, January 9
Miles Traveled: 19.8 nm

Not having a long passage today we listened to weather and had breakfast not releasing the mooring until after we raised the Main Sail at 820am. The lines were unusually twisted so took a few minutes. After a few minutes we rolled out the head sail with a moderate reef with winds 8-9 kts and 62 degree to SB wind angle, but it wasn’t too long before we rolled it in. Then out again and by 945am we were able to turn off the engine and sail. We had a nice sail with apparent winds 8-9 kts with a 6″ chop. Finally we had to roll up the head sail and start the engine when the wind angle was 36degrees at 1018am. Martin on MV Providence met us with 2.5miles to go to see if we wanted a mooring ball, which we didn’t, but having been updated by Truant 3, we knew he was a good guy to deal with once we were in port. by 1153am we were anchored with 21 ft water under the keel in Portsmouth. We are planning in staying here a few days.

Even before we had a chance to be settled, MV My Way came out to sell us fruit and veggies. I ordered bananas, tomatoes, tangerines and cabbage. We also ordered water, which was free but a $10EC service charge. All this came to a total of $60EC. If I had been remembering from our last trip, I probably wouldn’t have ordered the food as they have a big farmer’s market on Saturday mornings.

It started to rain very heavy at 515pm dripping from the screws on the front edge of the bimini and we were rewarded with a rainbow at 527pm.

Coming into Portsmouth Harbor with the rain.

Coming into Portsmouth Harbor with the rain.

Sunset at anchor in Portsmouth Harbor after the rain.

Sunset at anchor in Portsmouth Harbor after the rain.

We spent the evening on the computer and knitting for the rest of the evening. Our 1 month purchase of the HotHotHotSpot in Grenada expired, and Phil bought another month for $50USD as we will be using it in ports as we go further north.

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