02 February 2013 | Mt Hartman Bay, Grenada
We have been in and around Grenada for almost six months so it's past time for us to move on to different waters. We love the island and the people and plan to be back here this coming summer for hurricane season. Of course, the longer we're here the harder it is to leave. we have many friends here - cruisers and locals - who we hope to re-connect with upon returning too.
There's some stronger winds and squalls moving through the area now but those are supposed to stop tomorrow (Sunday) morning with the wind and seas moderating in the afternoon. Monday is forecast to have ralatively light winds and small seas while the rest of the week should also be fairly moderate weather as well.
We brought Inspiration into Mt Hartman Bay (just East of Prickley Bay) to Secret Harbor Marina. We're at the dock to do a few maintenance items that are much easier (or impossible) to do than when anchored out. One was to clean off the anchor line. We have 50' of chain with the rest being line. The chain is ok but the line was full of growth, slime & barnacles - good for cutting up my hands as I bring it in or let it out.
Our plans are to leave the marina tomorrow afternoon and sail around to the west side of Grenada. Then at sunrise we'll cast off and head north. Where we'll end up is somewhat dependent upon the wind & how the seas are running. We may go to St Lucia but may just keep going to Martinique, Dominica or even Guadeloupe.
Naturally, we'll update this blog with our new location as soon as we can get wifi access.
The picture is a shot of St George from the hills above the city.