Of course this picture doesn't do it justice and is only from the beginning when it wasn't too bad! It's difficult to capture the roughness in a photograph. For 1, every time you snap a shot it's always seems to be right after or right before huge, crazy waves. And 2, you are holding on for dear life and don't really feel like "snapping a quick pic" as much as "puking your guts out". Ok I didn't actually puke my guts out, but I certainly felt like it and the two of us were in unpleasant moods to say the least.
Rodney Bay was very pretty (after a crazy sail I think any view of land is "pretty") and we had a really nice beach day there. We laid on the beach with our beach umbrella overhead and a cooler of drinks and snacks nearby. It was great to chill in the shade and read our books! Remember all that reading I thought I'd get done while we were underway? Nope.
The fruit guy, or the "Whole Foods guy" as we've heard him called, came around and we bought the most beautiful assortment of fruit. Lovely passion fruit, mango, avocado, papaya, pineapple, starfruit, and cucumbers! We were still pretty loaded up with fruit from Dominica too so at this point we had a lot of fruit salads planned for our future.
We spent one night in the Rodney Bay and slept alright, but decided to go into Rodney Bay Lagoon and spend a few nights on a mooring. We were still so tired after the rough sail and weeks of little sleep so a calm night on a mooring sounded glorious. It was just what we were looking for. We caught up on rest and a few boat projects. Oh and made a delicious banana bread in our Omnia Oven and ate the whole lot of it of while watching episodes of The Wire on the couch. We didn't even feel guilty about holing up inside the boat since we had been getting PLENTY of outside time.
We got up early the next morning to leave and watched the sun come up over The Pitons as we motored away. The current is so strong in that area so be aware! Varuna powered through like a champ (a very slow, but steady champ). Goodbye Pitons!