Waiting for a Weather Window

Although we are very at home in Rodney Bay, we would like to sail south soon, to explore Bequia and the Grenadines but the weather is the first priority as it can be rough around the northern tip of Bequia.

Bridgetown Harbour

In the meantime I’m posting a few more photos of Barbados, as we did wander a little further than the bar. It was a lovely island, good food and some amazing hotels.

It did rain a lot whilst we were there, fortunately with a short dry spell for the wedding ceremony but a few minutes after we all went inside for champagne and cake there was another huge downpour.

And This is the Dry Season!

Several famous people have homes on the island, such as Simon Cowell, Cliff Richard and Cilla Black, fortunately some distance from where we were. Simon wouldn’t like my ‘singing’ nor my novice guitar recitals! Our friend and Biscay crew Paul Page gave me the guitar so I could learn whilst we are away but progress is very slow.

Waterfront South of Bridgetown

Yesterday we anchored the dinghy in the bay, to listen to the Jazz Concert, where Diana Ross and Toni Braxton were on the bill. There were numerous boats anchored too, some of the catamarans being 4 to 1 anchor and there was a nice atmosphere.

Busy Anchorage for Jazz Concert

Today we dropped off the laundry to Suds, costs about 10 GBP for a load and is usually ready within a couple of hours. Once we are sure of the forecast we need to clear out, fill the water and diesel tanks and sail to the moorings next to the Pitons for the night before the 14 hour sail to Bequia.

Trying to Play!

Just checked the weather and it looks good for clearing out tomorrow morning and anchoring down the coast for a passage to Bequia on Wednesday. Need to stock up on food this afternoon when it gets a little cooler and get ready for sailing again. I haven’t done any distance since late January when we sailed overnight to the British Virgin Islands, so it will be good to get some mileage in again.

Famous Racecourse in Garrison Area

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One Response to Waiting for a Weather Window

  1. Carol Dutton says:

    Rob & Rhian, Hi
    I know what you mean about Rodney Bay becoming a second home! I note that you are plannign to go to Bequia. We had problems with holding on the north side of the bay. We were fine for a couple of days adn then the wind changed and strengthened and we dragged. We then anchored just off Princess Margaret Beach and we were fine. Bequia is delightful and if you want to do any dive courses I would throughly recommend Dive Bequia. Polly (from Cowes) looked after me very well on my first dive after certification (obtained from Scuba Steve in Rodney Bay).
    I’m sure you’ll have a great time in the Grenadines and Grenada. The Grenada Chocolate Company chocolate is scrummy!
    We’re kicking our heels in Shelter Bay Marina, Colon waiting to be measured and get a date for our transit. Now that all Clipper race boats have gone it is rather dull!
    Best Wishes Carol & Jon

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