After clearing out of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, we made our way to the lovely Sandy Island for lunch and a swim... but cut the swim to make sure we could clear in to Grenada before the 4 PM Customs closing time.
|Enjoying a fruit melange in Clifton before leaving|
|Fruits and vegetables everywhere|
|Back to the beautiful Blue Pearl, anchored off Frigate Island|
We arrived in Carriacou in time to clear in, have a great swim and enjoy several malt beverages with looooonnnnng time friends, Gary and Donna. Back to the boat and after a spirited game of crib we enjoyed a wonderful dinner and then a blissful rest in calm Tyrrel Bay.
The next morning, Glen and Don took our boarding ladder over to Dominic the welder to re-fasten a weld that broke when Glen was boarding the boat. Glen insists it was a faulty weld and poor rust management by Pam. Pam thinks Glen needs to lose a few pounds.
Dominic said he could have it done after lunch so we returned to the boat for a swim to work up our appetite for lunch at the Slipway. Great lunch, tuna salads for Glen, Pam and Pat and a burger with no mayonnaise for Don. After lunch, Dominic was not around so with directions from Gary and Donna we headed off for a bus adventure through Hillsborough to Windward.
The metropolis of Windward was fascinating but after 5 minutes we had completed our tour and found a bus to head back for a short walk-about Hillsborough and back to the Blue Pearl.
|Windward fishing boat under construction|
Gary had kindly picked up the ladder for us so all we needed to do was re-install it back on the boat. He made some very unkind remarks about Glen's forgetfulness (forgot a pair of glasses... ) and passed on Dominic's comments on Pam's stainless steel management.
We left at 8 the next morning for St. Georges and had a terrific sail down, getting within 5 miles before the wind died down to nothing and we motored into port. Delicious curry conch a al Glen for dinner.
|Haulin' the freight!|
|Pat beating the living daylights out of our lambi (conch)|
On the obligatory Cutty tour today we met some very interesting couples. British folks David and Elaine; Jeff and Jo have sailed their boats across the pond and make our wild adventures look like child's play. Jeremy and Jamie have been living on their boat for 5 years and are leaving the boat here to start work on renovations on their newly purchased place in Tuscany. YOLO couples... all of them.
|Independence Day parade|
|Independence Day tomorrow!|
|Rum punch at the Monkey Bar|
More to follow... this is a great adventure!