|Tyrril Bay, Carriacou|
|See where the wooden dock meets the concrete|
Lazy. Working on the lines and have not even bothered to get the dingy down. Why are we so tired? We haven’t even tackled the stinking lines with the barnacles still on them...I've only cleaned & applied fabric softner to all the others.
After a lazy do nothing day, we went with Margaret and Rich, aboard S/V Dance Aweigh, (from Port Louis Marina days) in their dingy to a local restaurant for dinner. Wow, getting off the dink was easy, but getting down and off the dingy dock was a task. The dock was secured to a concrete walkway thru the water, but the dock was only held by one side, the other having broken/rotten through. So, the dock is swinging left/right/ back and forth and the tide is washing over the concrete part. Gotta time it just right, JUMP onto the concrete part with some help from the guys and then wade and NOT SLIP down the concrete to the sand and then up to the restaurant. That is entertainment for all watching from the decks. We drank nothing - knowing we needed all wits about us to get back into the dink -- in the dark. Fun time and so good to see ‘old’ friends.
|The concrete was underwater with plenty of wave action when we arrived|
|Clearly no lawyers in this area|
November 18, 2011
Early morning KNOCK KNOCK on the hull. Surprise! The sailing vessel, Blue Moment, had pulled in during the night with David & Diane aboard - more friends from Port Louis Marina. A quick discussion and they made plans to join us later in the day at Sandy Island, off Hillsborough Bay in Carriacou.
|Boat at anchor in Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou|
|Carriacou is noted for these racing sailboats|
|Can't believe we passed these lobsters up!!|
|Chart of Sandy Island & Hillsborough Bay|
|Enjoying Sandy Island|
|Margaret & Rich; Andy, Diane & David on Sandy Island|
|Doesn't get any better than this!!|
|Beautiful Beach, Beautiful Water on Sandy Island|
|Andy would rather scrape barnacles off the lines than snorkel|
|Sunset behind Blue Moment at Sandy Island|
|There is a rainbow every 5 minutes it seems|
Two days of this LAZY wonderful nothing, we tossed off the mooring ball, cruising all of 5 minutes over to Hillsborough Bay, near the dock, to drop the hook so we can check out of the country of Grenada in the early AM, heading for the island country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Phew, the Rocnar, old reliable, failed to grab when I dropped her into a small patch of sand. In nothing flat, we realized we were dragging anchor. Before I could get the anchor back on deck to start over, the RAINS CAME. Squally white out, driving rain. Ugh. Andy kept Finally Fun on a tight leash, circling about. Visibility was about nil for awhile and I nervously paced the fly bridge, trying to see where all the boats were at anchor, and hoping no fool was underway in the area. We finally made for Sandy Island, where we had started from, grabbing a mooring ball quickly in order to sit out the squall in relative calm and at least not be blindly underway.
In short order, the rains quit and we cruised back, dropping the hook in time to celebrate Rich’s 64th birthday aboard Dance Aweigh!
|Great art on the building!|
|Humm, a ready enterprise for my sister, Anne & I???|