We checked out of St Barths at Gustavia, but made our way for an overnight stop in a quiet bay on Ile Fourchue, an uninhabited and private island a few miles North West of St Barths. The tiny bay had a few mooring buoys and we were able to pick up a mooring close to the shore. We spent the day swimming, snorkeling, and hiking. Ile Fourchue has four rocky peaks in its “corners” and the views are insane. From each peak you can see St Barths, St Martin, Saba, St Eustatius , St Kitts, and Anguilla. We flew the drone and watched the sunset from the top together with our friends from SY WhenSailing and SY Kon-Tiki.
We are sailing to Anguilla today to meet Kim ans Marie from SY North Star. They are currently snorkeling on Sandy Island, so let’s check out!
A LITTLE DOSE OF CARIBBEAN HEAVEN: Sandy Island
Sandy Island, 6 km away from the Anguilla Beach coast, has a beautiful stretch of beach, perfect for strolling. The island is also surrounded by a number of reefs.
Anchoring is quite tricky. Only use the designated mooring area to drop anchor and dinghy to shore.
Grab a rum punch or your snorkel gear and check out the reefs on the island's north and west sides.