Ventured north to Pt. a' Pietre, Guadeloupe and the guys got a bright idea to travel thru the center of Guadeloupe on the Riviere Salee - it's not so much a river as a saltwater mangrove (lots of mosquitos and no see-ums) channel seperating Basse Terre from Grande Terre. If you look on a map, Guadeloupe looks like a butterfly and there is a "small" river running thru the middle. For the most part the depth is 9 to 16 feet, but there are patches of 6 feet or less and we draw 5. Also, you have to do this in the dark because the bridges at the entrance only open at 5:00 AM and the bridge on the other side opens at 5:20AM. We made it thru unscathed, but we did see a sailboat stranded in too little water - he had missed one of the channel markers - oops.
Scary - in the dark.
Waiting on the other side of bridges for daylight to come.
Heading to Antigua - leaving the River Salee.