It’s off to Martinique

December 27 Saturday Anticipating an early start we had stripped the dingy Friday afternoon. Stripping the dingy entailed taking everything out and removing the outboard. We normally have two gas tanks, cables and locks, the bailer and sponges, plus the outboard mounted on the dingy transom. We were going to tow the dinghy to Martinique […]

Passage to Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

Saturday, December 20 Miles: 51.4 nm We woke a little after 6am and started making preparations to leave. I was going to listen to Chris Parker under way so got out the noise canceling headphones, extender cable and finally after a lot of searching, the 1/4″ to 1/8″ phone jack adapter. Now I can listen […]

Passage to Bequia

Thursday, December 18 Miles: 25.9nm We woke at 6am this morning and prepared for departure. For the first time this trip, Phil added 10 gal of diesel to the fuel tanks then started the engines to see if the alternator belt would squeal. It was fine so off went the engine while we listened to […]

Island tour with Cutty the taxi driver

December 11 Thursday Prickly Bay, Grenada Today we went on an island tour with Cutty, our tour guide. He knows everything there is to know about the spices and things that grow on Grenada. Lorraine and I met in the Prickly Bay Marina parking lot at 9am with our fellow cruising friends Rick the planner, […]

Jenny’s Farmer’s Market at Secret Harbor

Monday, December 8 Prickly Bay, Grenada We had some rain showers last night that were just enough for Phil to close the hatch and me to put up the side panels and close the dodger window—and then stop. After a while we opened the forward hatch, and kept the fan on. Early this morning, after […]

Grenada Dominoes

Sunday, December 7 Last night I had my first good night sleep and woke at 515am. I took advantage of the quiet time and wrote yesterday’s post. We were up for the cruisers’s net, but being Sunday, there wasn’t one. At least my alarm is set so we won’t miss it tomorrow. Phil replaced the […]

Full Moon Dinghy Raftup

Saturday, Dec 6 Saturday it turned out was a day we mostly relaxed. We woke at 6am and listened to Chris Parker weather. He thinks the Christmas winds came and went before Thanksgiving this year, and I hope he’s right! We will be here for several days and haven’t started looking for a weather window […]