St David’s Bay to Australia

We motor sailed to the southern end of Grenada (St David’s Bay) and took up a buoy in order to prepare the boat for the haul out. We had a great last week in Carriacou meeting lots of other cruisers and playing Mexican Train dominoes, and I even joined in a noodle water aerobics exercise class that one of the other boats organised. Quite surprisingly challenging! Spenta bit of a lost afternoon after lunch with Marie and the guys from Platina waiting for the rain to stop in La Playa restaurant. We’ve been trying to get more exercise now that we’re not sailing so much – walking and kayaking. We saw the ruins of a 17th century hospital right next door up a hill to where a local guy was building a terrific house out of old timber and local stone with sea viewing platforms and an ingenious water catchment system. He invited us to visit next time we are there as his wife spent many years in Australia.

We had an email from the ARC people asking us if we’d like to help with the finish of a huge joint ARC (300 boats) arriving from Europe at the end of November early December. They need people to man the finish line and welcome the boats on 24 hour rosters. So we’ll travel back down from Martinique for that – it should be fun.

A few last minute little problems to deal with – a fish n our generator filter!

We are now in St David’s Bay. The boat is out of the water and we have everything packed away ready to leave tomorrow. Lots of last minute drinks with people we have met along the way and will catch up with upon our return. Looking forward to our time back home and seeing lots of people and family….