One foot on the ground
SETTING THE COURSE
After our rescue we stayed on Montserrat for a couple of nights to reflect and recover. The island folk were very warm, welcoming, religious people. The local radio plays song after song about Jesus and redemption. A few years ago the volcano erupted and wiped out Plymouth, the main town, so those who have stayed now live under the threat of another eruption. On Monday we woke before dawn to escape the island, the weather was horrendous. Thunder and lightening was forecast but the sea was a bit calmer. Visibility was very poor. Our GPS stopped working as we slipped our mooring so we had to navigate with maps and three compasses all showing a different North. Miranda kept a very keen watch for fishing pots and there were lots we had to avoid. For 3 hours all we saw was sea - when we sighted land again the feeling was fabulous.
We're now back in Jolly Harbour on a mooring rethinking our plans a bit ...