|Very smug about the $4 Chilean wine|
We went to an Italian restaurant which has a Tuesday night 2-for-1 pizza night. We had heard from several folks that it is a can't miss kind of place and Bobby, from IP350 Gra'inne, had made reservations. The pizza is to-die-for… thin crust, baked in a big oven… alas not wood-fired… and they have about 20 choices, all of them fantastic. Pizza was $40 EC so about $16 US each but with 2-for-1 it is a real bargain. The place was PACKED! They have two sittings; 6:30 and 8:30 and there is not a spare seat in the house.
Back out to anchor in the harbour mouth and a nice night's sleep.
Bobby and Leslie are going to give us a tour of their favourite spots around the island so next day we followed them, motoring to Deep Bay. It is a protected bay with a spectacular, long beach. Ashore on a high bluff there are the remains of Fort Barrington to explore and you can snorkel on the wreck of the Andes, a 3-master carrying pitch from Trinidad which caught fire and sunk in 1904. One of the masts still sticks out of the water, marking the location of the wreck.
|Murphy on the beach|
|Blue Pearl... along with Gra'inne|
|Looking out from Fort Barrington|
|Down into the fort|
On Thursday we moved to a luxury development off Long Island called Jumby Bay, in Davis Bay. We don't think riff-raff like us are welcome ashore but the swimming is great and so is the internet. Lots of time to keep up on our boat chores and relax in the Caribbean sun! Had a wonderful steak dinner on Gra'inne on Friday night. First steak since Puerto Rico so it was especially good!
|Shabby beach huts on Davis Bay|
|Keeping up with friends and family|
|Our route from Deep Bay to Davis Bay|
We will spend some time at Great Bird (Big Bird?) Island on a mooring and perhaps Rabbit Island before thinking about heading back over the top towards Jolly Harbour on the west... and more adventures!