The large catamaran we saw in Charlston harbor partially sunk and beached on the southern side turns out to have been a skippered charter boat which had taken a mooring possibly one laid for the Moorings boats. The mooring failed during the night and the boat drifted onto the reef. The story I hear has the female skipper turning off the drag alarm to avoid annoying the guests. The catamaran was worth 1.7 M US dollars, the wreck was sold for 1 $. The skipper is no longer with the charter company.
The Flying Buzzard is up in Canouan working on removing the wreck from the beach possibly by effecting temporary repairs to the hull[s], pumping it out and towing it south to Grenada. If not I guess a chain saw will be used. The mast sails furling gear winches and anchor windlass must be worth 50 k. or more.
I am amazed at how many people use the moorings on offer in the Caribbean usually without any form of visual inspection or pull test in reverse.
Failed rope pennant
Shackle about to fail.
If you were to dive on some locally laid moorings this is what you would find at the bottom.
KILROY WOZ HERE pose.
Grenada police carried out a surprise program stopping drivers of cars and motorcycles to check if they held valid Grenadian driving licenses and valid local insurance. Unlike most countries Grenada does not allow you to drive on you country of origin licence, you have to go to the police station and get a temporary Grenadian license. Apparently many students were caught without the correct documentation.
NOW WE ARE 6 WELL 69 with 70 LOOMING UP ON THE HORIZON
I must remember to get my licence renewed HO HUM.