Saturday, 7 June 2014

17/2014 Grenada

Hi from Clare,                            6th June 2014

We left Trinidad on 26th May and had a very bumpy twelve hour sail to Grenada. However it was worth the discomfort as we just wanted to escape Trinidad and forget the five weeks of work and upheaval.

It was a relief to arrive in Prickly Bay Grenada and drop the anchor in clean aqua water. The sun was shining, the sky was blue and we welcomed the cooling sea breeze. The real estate around the bay is very upmarket and attractive. There is also a huge development for the ever expanding Grenada University. The shopping is good with quality marine stores, hardware and supermarkets. It was a pleasure to stroll around IGA and purchase quality product. The Grenadian people are very friendly and helpful and we feel safe here.

The cruisers are well catered for with tours of the island and regular shopping trips. We have access to manyactivities like yoga, water aerobics, bingo, dominoes and chess, cooking classes, film nights, boat jumbles, happy hours and dinner specials. There is also a very active daily radio net that transmits and includes marinas and the cruising community at anchor throughout the whole of Grenada.

We have time now to sit back and enjoy ourselves reading, relaxing and swimming. The daily temperature is around 30 degrees and 26 degrees at night. The water temperature is currently 29 degrees.The weather all week has been fairly windy and so in search of shelter we moved a few miles from Prickly Bay to Hartman Bay and then a few more miles to Clarke's Court Bay. Yesterday, after finding these bays still too windy we moved to Port Egmont on the southern end of Grenada. To get here we came in from the sea to the end of a deep bay and then around a dog leg into Port Egmont.This little enclosed bay is said to be the best hurricane hole in the eastern Caribbean. We are in flat water and life is a lot more peaceful without the sound of wind howling through the rigging. We are the only boat here as the location is a bit isolated. This morning we walked up over the hill to Le Phare Bleu Hotel Resort and Marina. We had coffee on the verandah of the restaurant overlooking a beautifully manicured tropical garden and the aqua water of the bay.

We have a very poor internet access and so I will not be able to send any photos. We will stay here for a few days until the wind drops. We are in no hurry to leave Grenada. We are both well and at peace with the world.
Love Candy xx

At 2:48 AM30/05/2014 (utc) our position was 11°59.63'N 061°45.71'W

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