With hurricane season officially over, according to the insurance companies, most boats departed Grenada and headed north. A few are planning to head north then west to cruise the Western Caribbean. Few of the U.S. or Canadian boats we met were headed home. Most plan on staying in the Caribbean.
One boat we met is headed east. Their first leg is out of Martinique where they will be place on a Dockwise Yacht Transport that will take them to the Mediterranean. There they plan to enter the Eastern Mediterranean Yacht Rally.
Our first stop was Sandy Island near Carriacou which is still in the country of Grenada.
Because all of the boats travel at different speeds and the crews have different agendas, it does not take long for the boats start to disperse themselves to different anchorages.
Bocce Ball on the Beach
However, it was Sunny’s 50th birthday on November 21st, and we were all invited to Bequia to help her celebrate. The celebrations began with “beach games.”
That night at dinner, the birthday girl got the two things she has always wanted, a machete and a coconut bra.
The next day we all celebrated Thanksgiving together with a very traditional meal prepared by one of the local restaurants.
Admiralty Bay, Bequia
Bequia in the Grenadines is a popular anchorage, but soon it was time to move on.
Our next stop was on the island of St. Lucia at the town of Soufriere.
Soufriere seems to be the bedroom community for the nearby resorts.
The contrast between the town and the resorts is rather striking.
Our next stop is one of our favorites, Marigot Bay. This small hurricane hole in the mangroves is home to a Moorings Charter base and has several nice restaurants.
This time we discovered that our mooring fee entitled us to use the pool at the nearby hotel.
Jeff from Izzy R crewing on Loose Cannon