Saturday, March 15, 2014

Moving north

Mike and Charlotte flew into Grenada with us but they are flying out of St. Lucia.  That means that we have a couple of big jumps before we pull into Rodney Bay.  We are stopping at all our favorite spots but the jump from Grenada to Carriacou is 32 miles, from Mayreau to Bequia is 26 miles and the jump from Bequia to Rodney Bay is a big one, 65 miles.

Our direction is mostly north and so an east wind is good for a beam reach... but when it swings up to the north a little it makes for harder sailing.  We are hoping for east but the forecasts have it at slightly north of east... 75 to 85 degrees.  It might be a wet trip!

Lunch at the Slipway was great as usual.  Mike and Charlotte had the fantastic burger... Glen and Pam had the fish salad. 

Gary had given us the design for a dingy boarding ladder and we decided that we needed to have one just like it.  After lunch we took advantage of years of experience in plumbing and built it on the Slipway dingy dock.  Glen didn't get enough glue in one of the joints and it promptly broke when we tried it on Chatham Island.  After a repair job by sanitation expert, Mike, it is now performing well.

Ladder committee

Representatives came by to encourage our patronage at the little bars and restaurants in Chatham Bay and we really enjoy Tim at Bollhead's but this time we decided to use our provisions and stayed on the boat despite their entreaties.

Charlotte spent a lot of time in the water at the Tobago Cays pestering the poor turtles who congregate there.  We had a nice day keeping cool and then enjoyed sundowners on the boat monitoring all the action in the bay.  After a great dinner and drinks we ended the evening with an exciting game of crib.

Boat boys trying to sell us stuff

Now that's a cool cloud

Cleaning up for dinner

Tobago Cays

Limin'

Turtle watching

Tough life.

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