You see this blue water?...So this is the biggest reason why we wanted to come to Caribbea sea:)...We did enjoy Suriname,,,,Tobago ( a loooot!!!!!) Grenada...but none of these islands had this colour....:)
And so since now we have this nice windward islands chain of Grenadine islands and there waters waiting to be explored...
In Grenada we received our new crew member- Remis, who flew from cold Boston to sail with us!!!
New bay new stories:)
Just put an anchor and the show started go on. There is a shallow not marked place in middle of the bay so if you do not check carefully charts or pilot books there is quite a big possibility to get stuck there. We new it so no problem. But one sailing yacht didnt and...... right in front of us they went aground. We saw all that because it happened quite close where we stay. And of course we went to help. Result, two hours of all kind of effort to take it out from the shallow, and it was out. But it needed a tug ....because the boat went hard hard to mud (that whats happens when you go fast inside any bay).
We are now in Clarkes Caurt Bay, Grenada.
Came here because we wanted to check another boatyard for next hurricane season. I mean the bay is not the most beautiful and atractive to choose, but because of a Clarkes Court marina we wanted to come here and check how it looks. One thing is when you read in internet about it, another is when you see it yourslef.
And so here we are. The boat yard looks safe and so on.,,but ...its not cheap. and don,t know..we diidnt like it too much. Also you need to pay quite a lot if you live on your boat while on dry. So need continue checking . We will.
Meanwhile we enjoy this bay. Egoi was soooooo happy to find a bar where they put Tv and football match. So here we are now:) In a perfect bar for sailors watching Barcelona- Real Madrid match!.
if you are sailor you will understand why its perfect.:) And if not, we will explain:
perfect is that bar from where sitting and drinking a beer you can see your boat at anchor:)
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Life on anchor continues.. More at anchor than sailing.. but thats how our life on boat goes here....We sail.. of course.. from point A to B.. .but the majority of time we swing on anchor in some bay. Till we get bored or feel that we saw enough there.. Or till some time schedule is pushing or we have some friend or famyly coming.
This time in less than two weeks to Grenada is coming my famyly and our friend Remis from Boston!. He and his son! ...We will sail through Grenadines till Martinique and for sure we will have a super super time! But till then we are staying here in Grenada ..again and again enjoying as much as we can this slooowwwwwww life:)
Our Grain de Sable continue st David bay. We started exploring the island by land and when finally decided its time to go , came windy and rainy days ( like now its raining too) so we prefered to stay here till all will stabilize again. Weather is little bit strange here...rains a lot and wind comes from east and south east mostly. Many squalls and many days with grey like in the north of Europe sky. At least its hot...water and air..so thats nice. ...But we are still waiting those constant "alisios" winds and clear skys.. And our solar panels and wind generator too- need more sun and constant wind to charge fully all bateries and have a pleasure to run the fridge constatly. Now we are disconecting it every night and switching on again in the morning to have at least at midday cold beer to drink:)
Also the water is not very transparent now ...Probably its because of all rain and derbis from the rivers..So we can hardly sea anything while snorkeling. Maybe later in other bays the visibility will be better....
But all these negative parts has their good sides.. Because of the rain we sail less and stay more on a boat and continue doing all those small jobs we have on list. LIttle by little our floating house is becoming more and more cozy. At least for us:)
Some rainy days we spent hiking in the island- visited the crater lake on the highest mountain of Grenada, saw mono monkeys, walked to neighbourhood beaches around, visited the capital St Georges few times and of course went to supermarkets...
Here in the bay there is no any vilage near..so no shop...nothing..just one bar with fish and chips and beer in Grenada Marina. That means that everytime we need something there is nothing to do but to take the bus and go to town. And if the weather is not nice and we dont feel like leaving our boat alone at anchor for a long time the only thing we can do is to improvise in the galley:)
And this is the topic we always finish speaking about when meet with other sailors....FOOD!..Where to find "that and that", how to keep fresh "that and that"..what to do with "that and that"......I think in the life on land if you are not a super cheff.. hardly speak 30 percent of what we discuss here..
But i like that..Somehow this life without easy access to the shops makes us more creatives and also gives the possibility to discover new tastes and learn many tricks..For examle do you know how some sailors make famous greek dish tsasiki ? When there is no natural greek yogurt and cucumber in all island?.....So..they mix small triangles cheese( quesitos) with powder milk , water and lemon juice- thats GREEK YOGURT:)...peel green papaya , cut it in small pieces ( THATS "CUCUMBER") add salt, oil and garlic and mix all!..And thats "tzaziki"!... Probably the taste is not bad but yeah...call it tzaziki maybe would be too much, no?...Anyway...here you have a new dish...what you can eat with fried sweet potato...fried green banana...or just with bread.
There are more tricks i am learning...but maybe to put them all here in blog i would need to create a new page of -CREATIVE GALLEY?
not yet maybe...
i still need to practise....cooking has never been mine big passion as i could spend all life eating just salads:)......but never say never...
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"Cruising has two pleasures. One is to go out in wider waters from a sheltered place. The other is to go into a sheltered place from wider waters."
"The lovely thing about cruising is that planning usually turns out to be of little use."
"There are more sharks on the land than in the sea"
If you are going to do something, do it now. Tomorrow is too late.
Don't worry about the world ending today. It's already tomorrow in Fiji.
" Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit."
"A sailor is an artist whose medium is the wind. Live passionately, even if it kills you, because something is going to kill you anyway."
"A bad day at SEA is still better than a good day at work"
"The perfection of a yacht's beauty is that nothing should be there for only beauty's sake."
"Remember 'It was a professional who built the Titanic, It was an amateur who built Noah's Ark"
"Sailing - The art of slowly going nowhere at great expense. "
When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.