Barracuda's Blog

The adventures of Kate and Graham and our OVNI 395.

23 January 2018 | Pointe a Pitre Marina, Guadeloupe
21 January 2018 | Ilet a Cabrit, Guadeloupe, France
20 January 2018 | Isles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, France
19 January 2018 | Isles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, France
18 January 2018 | Isles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, France
18 January 2018
17 January 2018 | Isles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, France
14 January 2018 | Portsmouth, Dominica
13 January 2018 | Portsmouth, Dominica
12 January 2018 | Portsmouth, Dominica
11 January 2018 | Portsmouth, Prince Rupert Bay, Dominica
09 January 2018 | Portsmouth, Dominica
07 January 2018 | St Pierre, Martinique
06 January 2018 | Saint Pierre, Martinique
05 January 2018 | Anse Mitan, Martinique
03 January 2018
02 January 2018 | Grand Anse D’Arlet, Martinique
01 January 2018 | Petit Anse D’Arlet, Martinique
31 December 2017
31 December 2017 | Petit Anse D’Arlet, Martinique

Turtles in the Tobago Cays

21 December 2017 | Horse Shoe Reef, Tobago Cays, SVG
Yesterday we anchored in Grand Bay, off Charlestown on Canouan. It was a fairly idyllic spot with lovely blue water but with very gusty wind swinging us around. We were thinking about spending the night anchored off the Tamarind Hotel but had a look at the security history for that location and decided to move round to the new marina in the SW corner of the island. Glossy Bay Marina was quite a contrast. It has only just opened and looks like a first class facility. Prices seem high but in reality it is only what you would pay on the south coast of England or France. We enjoyed the best showers since leaving home, and had a lovely settled and secure night.

In the morning we walked into the village of Charlestown for some provisions. The island is a real set of contrasts. The north is private and has become a 24 room boutique hotel owned (we believe) by Donald T. The south is becoming a very upmarket marina facility. Beside the marina is an airport with a thatched roof, which is where the rich and famous park their private jets (they were all lined up on the strip). And in between, the locals live in what look like relatively poor conditions. You have to believe that such extreme contrasts in one small place cannot be a good thing.

This morning we moved south to the Tobago Cays – gosh! Turquoise water, white surf breaking over the outer reefs, tiny islets fringed with palm trees and turtles bobbing by - pure Caribbean at its best. Daddy Boy (one of the boat boys) is bring us snapper tomorrow. Think we will stay here a while.
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Vessel Name: Barracuda
Vessel Make/Model: OVNI 395
Crew: Graham and Kate
About: Learning as we go....
Extra: Look to this day for it is life...
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