here is good right now. Fiona went by to the NE with no impact. Others are coming from Africa
, so we'll keep an eye on them.
Do you plan to visit Les Iles des Saintes? Well worth the time--such a nice place! You can clear out there and ask for permission to stop along the way on Guadeloupe with no problem. I really don't know if the folks in Antigua will freak out if you don't have outbound clearance from Guadeloupe. They do tend to insist on proper paperwork there, however.
I had a real incident with immigration in St Maarten while clearing in at Philipsburg. We had left Barbuda without clearing out because of huge swells which prevented us from getting over to the lagoon
and to Codrington where the customs/immigration office was. We needed to get to the BVI
to meet our son, who was flying down to join us.
The agent in St Maarten berated me for 20 minutes about not having the paperwork, but didn't throw me in jail or confiscate my boat, even though she threatened to. Grrrr!
It's hard to predict how the officials will react if you don't have the paperwork in order. It's a rubber stamp society down here, so the safe course is to dot the i's and cross the t's.