S/V SAAVY! Sailing on a Carriacou Sloop with Danny Donelan!
05 September 2009 | Dragon Bay and Grand Anse Beach on the Lee coast of Grenada
Our day started beautifully with a walk to the market downtown! All knapsacks were exploding with fresh food, when we came back to the marina and "jumped-up" (new word since Carnival) for a day of work. I'm just about finished with my sunbrella sewing and Dudley's never going to finish because it's an old boat and there is a revolving "to be done" list. That's when Danny saunters by. He's so suave and debonaire!
We're going sailing! What an excellent surprise invitation. What a gorgeous day! SAAVY is a cool Carriacou Sloop, her design replicates sailing workboats of yester year! Danny, the marina's star sales and marketing guy, is a modern, exotic version of Cary Grant! He is an energetic 30 something and a lot of other 30 somethings friends of his came along for a stimulating afternoon of sailing and swimming in Grenada. SAAVY was exhilerating! Her Captain du jour, Danny Donelan and our french friends Lucy and Richard were all in good company. Serendipity is my new favorite noun.
Danny took us up a few miles north and past St. Georges. I love that scene of the colorful town from this angle. We ended up sailing right up to the same mooring at Dragon Bay that Moondancer tied up to last month, and we all went snorkeling!
As if that wasn't enough, Danny brought food from a restaurant of his and fed us all a sumptuous chicken and rice creation. How very nice of him to invite us along. The converations were fresh and the sail was the salve on the overworked spirits of Altair.
With the anchor up we took off on another beam reach, this time going south when tied to a mooring at Grand Anse Beach. I failed to mention until now that we were the grandpas and grandmas of the group and didn't mind chilling out with nothing to do but enjoy the breeze and the siesta. These gorgeous young smart kids all dove off the side and swam to a bar on the beach. If you're in the "in" crowd you would know the name and could share and I could look it up or go there again.
Another great Grenadian day.
Thanks Danny...Thanks Grenada!
Photo album is S/V SAAVY with Danny D.