After our (now) daily morning ice delivery and a breakfast of BLT's, we were on our way. With guidance from Captain Rob, I got to navigate this short leg of the trip (about 6 miles). It was a relatively easy sail (using our trusty chart plotter). Let's be clear - we're not talking sailing like in White Squall, but for me a big step and a much larger boat than the 22' sailboats from our sailing club. We arrived in the harbour and anchored. Easy peasy! (Whew, now I could relax LOL).
Petit St.Vincent (PSV) and Petite Martinique are two very small islands you will encounter on your sail south to Grenada. Petite Martinique belongs to Grenada, while Petit St. Vincent belongs to St. Vincent. PSV is a private island resort with a beautiful bay. Petite Martinique is a great stop to pick up supplies. Petite Martinique is very, very quiet. There were not too many boats here. We anchored long enough for lunch (our delicious chicken wings and biscuits we brought from Union Island) and to go ashore for a bit of quick sight seeing.
|Happy Island at Union Island, St. Vincent & The Grenadines|
After another 'rolly' night in Saltwhistle Bay, we headed out bright out and early for the Tobago Cays Marine Park. It is a short sail from Mayreau and so beautiful. The shades of blue are astounding. You feel very peaceful here. We anchored here for some breakfast and a bit of snorkeling (truth be told, I had a nap...). When the others returned, we made our way over to Union Island. The wind was a little choppy and it was making it difficult to 'stay in one place' and suss out a mooring buoy. As with several other islands, there appeared someone racing towards us in a boat, happy to assist...
|Tobago Cays Marine Park|
|Schooner Friendship Rose|
|Finesse - our boat for the 10-day sail|
|Barbados - Beach at Mistle Cove Apartments|
Last month we embarked upon an excellent adventure - a 10-day sail through the Grenadines. Four of us (myself, my husband and another couple) rented a 43.3' Beneteau mono hull sailboat from Moorings for the journey. (Moorings promotional YouTube video link here). The next few posts will be tales from that adventure - hope you enjoy.