14 November 2010 | Bequia
Hello Everyone! I have finally overcome my tech fear and have figured out how to post again! Tim & I are heading North from Grenada now after spending the summer awaiting the end of the hurricane season. We began our trek last Thursday leaving Grenada for Carriacou's Tyrrell Bay. It was an uneventful but pleasant sail and we were happy to find our friends, Ted & Honey there on their ketch, Patron. They are very experienced cruisers of 12+ years having left Vancouver Canada, Mexico and then the South Pacific for a number of years. They actually made the Atlantic crossing about the same time we did and had a similar of light winds, long trip, etc. We moved Northward to Mayreau and anchored in Salt Whistle Bay. Unbelievable! It was quiet and we did a lot of swimming beach combing. Our friends, Guy and Christine on a Knysna 440 were there with their dog, Princess and we had a wonderful dinner on their boat, Princess of Tides. Off we went in the morning to Bequia, Admiralty Bay. The winds were averaging about 15 knots and we zoomed along at 7-9 knots, arriving about mid-day. Bequia is a pretty little island and the people are pretty savvy towards yachties. We saw friends Tim met over the summer, Ronnie and Bobbie from Puerto Rico on their Catana 47 cat. They have so much info about PR that we'll have to have a spaghetti dinner on Flamingo tomorrow night to get it all. Then we will leave on Tues to go to St. Vincent. We are curious about the Barefoot Charter people and if that will be a possibility for us in the future. St. Vincent does not enjoy a good reputation among cruisers due to theft, etc. We will only stay a day or two and then head on to St. Lucia.