En route to Grenada
10 January 2012 | Sandy Island, Carriacou
Having cleared in at Hillsborough, we treated our guest Jane to a visit to Anse la Roche, a very small bay in Carriacou where each year the hawksbill and green turtles return to lay their eggs. We anchored in the middle of this lovely bay, enjoyed a lunch of spiced ballyhoo schnitzels with veggie rice, then set off for a long snorkel around 'la roche' and along the northern reef. Having been joined by another yacht, it was time to sail across to Sandy Island, which is a beautiful unspoilt Marine Park, controlled by Park Rangers since January 2011. The 2011 hurricane season did no damage to Sandy Island, so it was good to see how the vegetation has developed over the past months. After a peaceful night and hearty breakfast, we took Jane snorkelling out on the reef, where we saw a very wide variety of fish - kingfish, cero, yellowtail snapper, houndfish, reef squid, chromis and many more. Sadly, Jane's time aboard Lady Liv was coming to a close, so we headed on to Tyrrel Bay and then started our trip south to Grenada where Jane would leave us for a further week on land.