12/08/2012, Grenada Secret Harbor
Check out our neighbor for 2 nights!!!!
I hear this one of the former big wigs at Microsofts personal boat. Has a crew of 17 just to run the boat. It is BIG!!!! Over 200 feet. Makes our big boat feel very small. You can Google Skat 9906 to learn more about the boat.
We did quite a bit the last 2 days. I will let Sarah fill you in on all that.
12/06/2012, Hog Island
Took a nice hike in which we made it around all of Hog Island. There is a bridge between Hog Island and Grenada (where pic is taken from)
We walked through some THICK brush about knee high for a half mile or so. (Lucky for Richard, no snakes on Hog Island) (then lucky for mama they packed a bunch of rocks around the base of the bridge other wise I was going to jump off...)
We were going to try and get up to a bird sanctuary but we cut the hike short. The humidity here is incredible, so after about an hour of hiking all my sunscreen was sweating out and running down my chest. So as not to risk getting to toasty this early in the trip we cut things a bit short to get back.
Our freshly repaired dinghy is acting up again, so at the immediate moment we have no vehicle short of the kayaks or swimming to shore. Captain John is going to try and find a shop tomorrow to let them have a look while Sarah and I (assuming we can get to shore) have an Island Tour scheduled to check out some local chocolate factories as well as some rum factories! Will post a photo or two of that tomorrow.
12/06/2012, Grenada Hog Island
Hopefully third time is a charm. This is Robert for Sarah as she is cursed. Every time she touches the computer the blog site dies???? If that is our only problem we are doing ok!
In Sarah's words..... Today has been very relaxing. Robert has been productive helping Captain John by cleaning off all of the barnacles on the dinghy and then helping with some other chores. I've been mainly reading and relaxing while they work. It's been a nice treat to not worry about much (sorry Stacy). We may go snorkeling in a bit so cheerio!!
12/05/2012, Grenada/ Anchored at Hog Island
So that did not last long HAHA,
Tell me your thoughts. What is the verdict?
Sarah keeps looking at me like someone has abducted her hubby. I don't think she likes it too much....... I like it though!
Also we are just polishing off a small Rock Lobster that Captain John was able to find and catch for us. On the BBQ with a little garlic and butter. Delicious! I however was not successful in catching one. Next time!
O'well it will grow back!
Almost forgot to introduce again our 2nd matey on the boat.
This is Honey the Golden Retriever! She is 11 years old and an absolute sweety. She loves attention and lounging around.
As you can imagine Sarah is in love and we are both thrilled to have her aboard!!
12/04/2012, Trinidad not for long
We have our car back! The dinghy has been fixed. I am told it is running MUCH better than before.
With that we are free to go! Checked out of customs this am and working on a quick bite before casting away the lines and setting on our first sail of the trip! We will be heading out this afternoon for an over night sail to Grenada. We will be leaving at about 4pm or so and will try our first attempt at fishing. Per Jason's advise we will leave early so we can slow it down a bit for better odds of a fishy fresh dinner!
Not sure on the internet situation in Grenada so MAMA don't worry if you don't hear from us for a while.
Save travels, see you soon hopefully with a picture of a HUGE sea monster :)