So I'm sailing in the night about 2 miles off of st lucia
, and I hit an abandoned overturned pico laser sailboat.
I figure it might have a reward because it costs more than $3000. I couldn't get it to right because it was so full of water
(someone cross threaded the cap on the hull) I had to dive under so I dive under and remove the sail and I cut my self on the metal, it was night and in big enough waves.
In the end I managed to tow it in to anchorage and get all the water
out. The next day I walked to all the resorts, and marina asking if they lost
a boat, and no one knew anything. I went back to my boat to drop off my food
and figure out what to do, I figured in the mean time I might give it a try and sail it around.
arrive. I ask if they know who the boat belongs to, and they tell me if is a small matter and not important, but they are taking the boat. I said, ok take it, but then they decide to search all through my boat. They would deny it but they took some things they shouldn't have, but not of a significant value. Then the officer told me to keep my boat an anchor
and I am not allowed to bring it into the harbor. I think it's actually illegal to do this as I should have the right of everyone else.
I obviously didn't do anything wrong even according to them because they just take the boat and leave, so they know I rescued it, but I don't even get to ask the owner if there is a reward. It would be better if it were on it's way to Venezuela
right now instead.
It is crazy because it's the second day in st lucia
. Yesterday I took some locals sailing because they said they never had sailed, and they stole from me. I saw them doing it and said I just wanted my $50 back, but they denied it and started saying how angry they were at me, and then their friends show up in their boat and there were too many of them, then they leave. I found the aunt of one of them and she said she knew he would steal and other local people agreed and that's about it.
People are bad here. It is the worst place I have been. In only 2 days I tried very hard to do good for the people here. Both days they have done bad things in return.