We've been a bit lazy keeping up the blog so before getting to the fun at hand we're going back a bit.
Clark's Court Bay Senior's Dingy Races
Leaving Elephant's Child at anchor near Calivigny Island we dingy'ed in to watch a bit of the races. While the 8 year olds were having lunch the Senior Masters stole the dingies and headed out to do battle.
This is a broadcast in Grenada by the cruising community every morning but Sunday that deals with information, sources of services, things for sale, social events and so on. Saturday meant that the Cruiser's Net would be particularly animated, and entertaining due to the rolling tones of Morgan Dodge aboard s/v Nirvana. He added, as only a Southern Lawyer could, embellishments designed to entertain and inform keeping us glued to our radios.
Two go shopping
So....there we were at anchor in St. Georges Bay. We were treated to two turtles passing by the boat at anchor before deciding that it was time to get to the chores including shopping for provisions. Given that we would not be seeing a real grocery store for a few weeks, it was a major shop. Into the dingy, motored to the dingy dock just to be greeted by a Christmas Tree all aglow. John's absolute favorite music on the planet is Christmas music in October. :)
Here were are at the IGA, the shopping completed and John's reward near at hand. He's thinking how good it's going to taste and how long (months) until the next opportunity would present itself for that orgasm in a glass. We pushed the cart to a table and John walked over to his favorite smoothie bar only to find out that Mangoes (his absolute favorite) were out of season. Given the look of disappointment on that 6 foot 3 inch rather large Scotsman's face, Jan was surprised they didn't send out for one from the neighboring island.. All that taken in he settled for a grapefruit smoothie.
Shopping complete, crew back aboard just in time for another Sundowner in the cockpit as the sun went into the sea.
We'll let the pictures fill in the words we're at a loss for.
Savvy sailors spend a few minutes every day checking on the weather, watching the developing systems exiting the African coast and the full blown hurricanes although well west of us that still represent potentially unsafe sea conditions. Grenada is about as safe as it gets in the Caribbean given it's latitude. But we have had a sharp reminder that Mother Nature writes her own rules sometimes as we watch that wayward child, Sandy, taking a highly unusual course. We hope our friends and family in the North will awaken on Wednesday with roofs over their heads, trees upright in the yard and boats still safely at their docks. Our thoughts go out to those Cruiser's in the Chesapeake Bay especially.
St. George's Bay to Carriacou.
Leaving St. George's Bay we passed Carib Leap
We had a wonderful sail up with little use of the motor on a couple of occasions.
Given the generous amount of time and favorable wind we stopped in a bay for lunch and a snorkel before moving on to Tyrell Bay.