At anchor off Charlestown we sat through a furious tropical downpour, one of those times you wished you could collect freshwater.

Next thing you know we have a little visitor. Must have been hunting insects over the water and we were the closest shelter.


Very timid but we carefully built a tent over the top with a towel as it seemed to be shivering and very wet.

Stayed in there for about an hour then became active and scuttled onto a chair where we left it. Gone the next morning – hope it got lots of mossies.


Arrived in Nevis and cleared in then relaxed for the day before going ashore the next morning. Lovely people, the whole process was pleasant, questions answered, advice given and swiftly completed.

There was a band in the square and we sat on the boat and had dinner with a nice musical background.  Dinner finished at 2000 and the band was still going at 0400, luckily we were well offshore otherwise hearing loss could have been a problem.

Despite all the blood curdling warnings on the web about dinghy theft in the Caribbean it was not allowed to lock the tender to the wharf in Nevis. We soon found out why, Pelican Security was on the job:


No light fingers allowed here.

We had a wander about and enjoyed the local architecture.