Been absent from the forum for a long time, and its a bad topic to return for
Fortunately they had no idea what was of value and only took swimming gear
, snorkeling gear
, a few life jackets, etc.. In total probably about $500-$600 of stuff though.
Unfortunately this type of stuff seems to becoming more and more common around all the islands around here. I mentioned this to some boats anchored close in short as the thieves appeared to have swum out (now we are anchored WAY out rather than just quite a ways out...) and they told me 2 days before someone stole their dinghy
in St Martin
, then the day after someone stole their new dinghy
in Statia, but somehow the thieves responded to yelling and they returned to the beach with the dinghy and then ran off....
I live in St Kitts
and I'd still recommend it as a stay over but anchor
out a bit.... plus I see many boaters anchor
in Basseterre Bay, but at 20 foot depth
it rolls up to 10 ft in a very short distance, when waves come in this causes them to roll up very fast in that region and many people seem to anchor in that 10-8 foot depth
range.... Go out to the 20 foot mark at least!