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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 ...
... over by the French and the British since its inception, but around the time Jenny and I were born, the US invaded the islands to fight off a socialist rebellion. In 2004 the island was ravaged by hurricane Ivan and less than a year late, another hurricane hit the island. These two hurricanes wiped out everything in the islands. The amazing jungle has bounced back with a vengeance. There were still ...
I had another one of those incredible, awe-inspiring experiences that I'll never be able to fully describe through words or pictures. Not quite at the level of Canaima, but still really cool. But first, let me catch you up on what I've been doing in the meantime.
Tobago Keys didn't work out. It was outside of the Grenada governement, which meant too much money and paperwork to make it worth it. We were going to go to Cariacou (or something), but ended up stopping ...