Good Gone Bad
Last week we had a pretty gnarly SCOTW pic, and not the kind we like, either. Here is an more to the to the story.
We had chartered a Beneteau 352 Anita: 12000 displacement, 4’9" draft. The breeze was blowing about 15-18 out of the NE. This was a moderation compared to earlier in the week, when it had been gusting into at least the upper 30’s. The east side of SXM has some rocks we needed to avoid (hen & chicken, cow and calf) and once we were at that point, we hailed Moorings a couple of times. They didn’t respond, but we were told that they may not read us on the Dutch side. We were fairly close to Oyster Pond when we did raise Moorings. We advised them we would probably be at the harbor around 1400, they told us to hail again once we were at the red and white marker at the entrance to the channel.