If the rest of the season’s sailing is as good as our 83 mile passage north yesterday, we will be very happy.
The wind was constantly between 12 and 15 knots on the beam and the seas were under a metre even when approaching Grenada. The sun shone all day and we had a lovely time watching the sun come up.
We sailed within a few miles from the Hibiscus Gas Field and could easily see the platforms in a blaze of light. Although we had a new lure out, no tuna jumped onto the hooks but something did put a few teeth marks into it.
Once anchored in St George’s we sorted the boat out, checked who our neighbours were and watched a couple of cruise ships leaving the dock. The season has obviously started, so Grenada will be pleased. Later we crashed out, having been up since 0100 and this morning announced our arrival on the cruiser’s net at 0730. Same old voices and still lots of social events going on. We have a few friends who are still here since we left in July and we hope to see some of them before we head to Les Saintes at the end of the month.
The taxi driver, Shademan, wished the net a happy liquid sunshine day and he wasn’t wrong! We had a wet ride into Port Louis Marina this morning to clear in. It cost just over 20 GBP for the month’s cruising permit. Immigration were AWOL but we waited and the office turned up about half an hour later, to a bit of a queue. She then asked everyone but the 1 captain she was dealing with to wait outside, so you can imagine the mutterings!
Our first stop was the Merry Baker to get almond croissants and chelsea buns for breakfast and some pasties for our sail to Carriacou tomorrow. The rain then poured again and we are currently sheltering in the Yacht Club getting emails down and letting everyone know we are safely back in Grenada.
It is good to see how green the island is and to have the local buses stop and try to get us to get on! We missed that 🙂