Home  St. Barthelemy and Saba 5/2/2008

With the wind in our favor, it was a beautiful 3 hour sail from St Martin to St Barths. We arrived at Anse de Colombier in time for a sundowner. The island is filled with secluded pristine beaches, crystal blue water and great hiking trails. However, St Barths is not for the cruiser on a tight budget. So we only stay a few nights before we yank the anch and sail to Saba.

We had heard so many wonderful things about Saba that we couldn't wait to grab a mooring ball and explore the small but striking volcanic island. Unfortunately, Mother Natural had a different plan for us. As the island has no beaches, it is hard to land a dinghy and even harder in rough seas. With no other choice than to experience the mystical island from the boat, we left early the next morning for St Kitts.


Just one of the many pristine deserted beaches.  As if we dont get enough relaxation, its always nice to spend the day lying on the beach interspersed with dips in the cool water.

A birds eye view of the anchorage at Anse de Colombier.  David loves climbing rocks to get these shots. 

The beach is only accessible by foot or boat.


David, Vicky and A2C spent most of the day hiking the hills of St Barths.


 A view of La Petit Anse.


The boys discussing the intricacies of relationships while waiting for Vicky and Suz to finish their hike to Flamands Beach, where some of the most exclusive resorts on the island are located. They are so exclusive we were told we could not take pictures....


Saba is 5 sq miles and reaches over 3000ft. The island is a paradise for hikers and divers.

If we could have beached the dingy, we would've had to climb over 800 stairs to the nearest road....



An amazing sunset taken from the anchorage at Saba.  Weve got 100s of pictures of sunsets, and they never do the real thing justice.  But, we keep trying.