Saturday, August 22, 2015

Carriacou, And Onto Grenada

Our plan was to head out of Marigot Bay at first light and make our way on down to Carriacou which is part of Grenada. We traveled down St. Lucia enjoying the nice sail. We had heard once you hit the end of the island before you get to St. vincent which is the next island down that the water becomes very rough as it and the winds funnel through the pass. We passed the Pitons and they were indeed impressive. Some of the rat pack had hiked up them and I hear it is quiet the hike. We had heard if you wanted to get a mooring in front of them and take a guide to hike them that you also needed to hire someone to boat sit. Hummm? So I need to pay a person I dont know to sit on my boat to keep the bad people off? Ummmm, no thanks. So we just passed by and took photos.

Once we got to the end of the island we fully expected it to get rough but we continued to enjoy the sail as it wasnt rough at all. Today may be our lucky day. We traveled most of the day and stopped in Bequia with the Q flag flying to get some sleep for the next days travel. The following day we made it to Tyrrel Bay in Carriacou along with Tempo. Carriacou is part of Grenada and we hear its easy to check into customs there. Dirk headed into the customs office as it was Friday and on the weekends it cost overtime fees if you check in or out. Once we were legally checked in we celebrated with 2 cold Kalik's and hoisted the Grenada courtesy flag. Our plan was to get a good nights sleep before making our final run down to Prickly Bay so it was a relaxing evening onboard and we slept in the following morning before picking up anchor to make the short hop down island. We made it to Prickly Bay and picked our way through the anchorage to find a spot to drop. It was pretty crowded so we kind of wedged ourselves, perhaps a little close to two other boats we knew. Dirk dove on the anchor after we set it and found we were pretty much hanging over a little ledge. Wasnt happy but this would do for the night. We Popped our bottle of champagne we had saved for just this occasion. Its good to be here, finally......

 

In the near future I will write of our adventures as we check out this so called cruising mecca. Stay tuned.....

 

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