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In June 2011 we went on a two-day sailing trip to the Grenadines,
including the Tobago Cays. We started from St. George`s, Grenada with
the Ferry at 9am to Carriacou (Osprey Express, 160 EC return ticket).
aroung 11am, Brian Fletcher, the skipper, picked us up from the port in
Hillsborough, Carriacou. About a week before we had mede the
arrangements over the phone and two days prior to the trip he called ...
This is an island with over a hundred rum shops and only one gasoline station.
It's not uncommon here to see a pelican sitting on a buoy with a seagull sitting on the pelican's head, both appearing content in the afternoon sun.
The inhabitants live by farming, fishing and must number among the friendliest in the Caribbean.
We have come to the island of Carriacou to see how they build their sloops on the beaches. It is like those commercials where all you do is sit on the beach and watch waves roll in and out. It is so calm and quiet here. At night it is sooooo quiet and dark. Wonderful.
The trip here took 4 days and we had to motor for some of it because the winds were almost non-eistant. I was on the 4-8 watch, took my turns at helm and lookout. Didn't get much ...
... the entire family was as friendly as could be. Reservations are essential for dinner, but I had no problem getting in the same day. This is a fine dining experience with a down home feel. You'll love it.
3. Take the local bus around Grenada: Usually when you take the bus to Grand Anse or to the center of St. Georges, it costs $2.50EC, but if you go the entire route, it can cost more....but it never goes above $6EC, which makes taking ...
... the prevailing NE wind and finally (after days of holding) dislodged our anchor. Donna was awake and watching our GPS anchor track, so we were able to respond right away before drifting too significantly. We started the engines and with the aid of our spot light retrieved the anchor bridle and anchor, repositioned the boat in a nearby spot, and were able to reset the anchor securely in the dark, driving rain. A nearby boat was doing the same. It's not all rum drinks and ...