Made good friends, saw beautiful countryside, and completed much needed maintenance and improvements during the four months Mezzaluna was in Trinidad, including 12 weeks on the hard at Power Boats Marina and Boatyard.
I now get to check living in a boatyard and climbing down a ladder to go use the bathroom in the middle of the night off my bucket list even though I'm not quite sure how that got on the list!
We departed Chaguaramus, Trinidad shortly before sunset just after a squall blew through.
Oddly, the winds were blowing out of the north, the direction we were heading, so we motor-sailed until the winds clocked around to the east. Then it was the magical moment when the engine gets turned off and the wind blowing past the sails is what moves us toward our destination. The nearly full moon looked like a fire in the sky as it rose between the clouds. It lit up the night for us to catch glimpses of the friendly pods of dolphins cavorting in the moonlight that joined us for numerous intervals on our journey.
The sun was rising over the ocean as we neared Grenada. Radio greetings from friends on Cheers, Emma Louise, Bendecita, and Simple Life welcomed us we dropped the sails and motored into Prickly Bay Saturday morning. We dropped the hook near our good buddies on Cheers, took a quick dip in the clean turquoise water then reunited with them over delicious ahi omelets with feta cheese and garlic pita bread aboard their boat.