We are anchored in St Lucia waiting on weather to jump up to Martinique…which we can see from here on a clear day. We planned to stop here for internet/convenience and to wait out a nasty front that is going to blow through tonight and tomorrow.
We had a fantastic sail under full canvas, from Grenada to St Vincent, over 100 miles! Our first trip this season was perfect. We had clear skies, lots of stars, wind 12-15kts, seas 2-4ft, it was amazing. We were screaming along between 6 and 7kts for most of the trip…theeeeen everything turned to shit and it was quite lumpy with gust to 25kts for the last of the trip. We thought it was some cape affect weather but it went on and on for about five or six hours, yuck. We arrived in Rodney Bay about 25 hours after departing St George’s, Grenada. After cleaning up the boat we ate breakfast and took a long nap! Oh and surprise, three things broke on the way! We fixed two of the problems in no time, the third we’ll knock out today. …living the life!
On to the pictures, click on them for full screen view.
When in Grenada we like to anchor in Mt Hartman Bay, it’s quiet, picturesque, and very little swell (which means the boat doesn’t roll and we get plenty of uninterrupted sleep).
Dea Latis anchored in a nice little cove in Mt Hartman Bay:
Mt Hartman Bay Estate in the background. MHBE is for sale for $15 million USD if you’re interested… shah-whatEverrrr…
We motored around to the Capital of Grenada, St George’s, to meet up with friends Ken and Vicky on SV Painkiller.
Carenage, St George’s:
Little sailboat motoring past the container ship:
Ft George on the hill top:
Ken and Vicky:
We tied up at the seawall to go find lunch…and a hardware store of course:
Tanya and Vicky in front of the Public Library, which used to be the women’s prison:
Just as we were walking up the street, the container ship departed:
Old buildings, St George’s:
Through the tunnel which connects the two parts of the city:
…combined with vehicular traffic:
After lunch and some shopping we dinghied over to Pt Louis Marina to check out of Grenada:
We spent the afternoon and happy hour(s) with Ken and Vicky before leaving the next day, we had a blast! Thanks guys!
We had a fantastic time in Grenada. The island is beautiful, the people are wonderful, there is always something to do, there is a great cruising community, it is our favorite island and we’re very sad to be leaving.
Weather permitting we are planning to stay in Martinique for a week or two and then move on to Bonaire!