Grenada to Tobago Keys – North from Granada – 2016

We enjoyed our stay in Grenada but by the end of a very hot summer (110 F most days), we were ready to leave.

After a few improvements and maintainance items were taken care of we set sail for the Grenadian Island of Carriacou. Our friends Lauren and Brian on Nightingale Tune were ready and sailed along with us.

Carriacou beach

Carriacou beach

Sandy island is a lovely little spit of sand and trees just outside Tyrell Bay. We spent several days snorkelling, sunning, having happy hour on the beach and celebrating Brian’s birthday with an awesome lobster dinner on Nightingale Tune. Lauren is an amazing cook and Brian an excellent grill master.

Happy hour - Sandy Island

Happy hour – Sandy Island

Randy and Brian made the long dinghy ride to Tyrell bay to clear us out before we sailed over to Union Island to clear into St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Happy Island

Happy Island

We only stayed long enough to get the paperwork done and grab a drink on Happy Island (we’d hoped for food too but “no food today, mon”) .

Union island

Union island

Our friends on Vidorra were waiting for us at Petite St. Vincent anchorage. So good to see them again! There’s another little spit of sand but  without trees near Petite St. Vincent where we spent a lovely afternoon snorkelling and playing on what felt like our own Island Paradise!

Friends in our Island paradise

Friends in our Island paradise

Our own private island in paradise

Our own private island in paradise

Thank you to Lauren for these amazing photographs!

There were more islands calling us so after a few days we were off again. This time to Salt Whistle Bay….which was way too crowded, so we returned to  Saline Bay.  This is a lovely bay, great holding, but sometime during the night the dump was set on fire as they do in the islands, and the stench was overpowering.  Not a good night’s sleep at all.

Our friends racing to Saline Bay.

Our friends racing to Saline Bay.

On our way there John and Jen on Corpse Pounder caught up to us and joined us on the way to Saline where we had the bay mostly to our selves and our friends Mark and Joanna on Discofish are anchored. We had a lovely happy hour on the beach until the no-see-ums joined us. They are such party poopers!

The next day we we all went around to Tobago Keys where there is a lovely reef for snorkelling and a turtle sanctuary.

Tobago Keys

Tobago Keys

On the east side of the reef is one of the islands used in Pirates of the Caribbean.

Where's the rhum?

Where’s the rhum?

Cocktails on a little island in the Tabago Keys

Cocktails on a little island in the Tabago Keys

 

 

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