Barracuda's Blog

The adventures of Kate and Graham and our OVNI 395.

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
30 December 2017 | Rodney Bay Marina, St Lucia

Purring in Petit St. Vincent

22 December 2017 | PSV, SVG
The Tobago Cays were just dreamy – windswept, turquoise blue water, white sand, surf on the reef, quite a lot of boats, quite a few big leatherback turtles. We snorkelled on a wee island but the visibility was not so good and so it was more of a swim, but fun all the same. We had supper at anchor and then a rather windy and swelly night. Waking up in that location felt like a dream, though. A boat boy came by selling fresh bread – useful but expensive – but as we keep saying, it’s good to be putting something back into the local economy.

We have now made our Christmas plans so we know how much time we have down here. We’ve decided to move on today to make sure we see as many of the Grenadine Islands as possible before we head north. We sailed south past Union Island and Palm Island, and headed for Petit St Vincent (PSV) in its ring of reefs. Oh, what a treat! We are now anchored up in a quiet spot (more turquoise blue water and palm fringed white sand beaches) just off the exclusive PSV boutique hotel where we learnt that the rack rate for a 1-bed cottage is US$1,785 per night for a couple. We are planning to have sun-downers at the Goaty Bar (which welcomes yachties) and are bracing ourselves and our wallets accordingly. Another boat boy came by and sold us some lovely fresh red snapper, so that is tonight’s supper sorted out.

On the subject of food (again), we have just had a lunch of coleslaw made from the red and white cabbages we bought in Gran Canaria, together with Las Palmas goat’s cheese. Very pleased with how our supplies have survived!

Today’s photo has the girls practicing their synchro off PSV.
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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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