Grenada and back
18 January 2011 | Chatham Bay, Union Island, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, West Indies
I haven't been able to blog in a while, so I apologize. We've been down to Grenada, and back to Union Island. Chatham Bay is a huge bay on the west, or 'other', side of Union Island. We came here on the recommendation of some friends that we just met in Sandy Island, Grenada. They are from Seattle, so we were excited to meet them.
Grenada is seemingly richer than most Caribbean countries. St. Lucia had that feeling as well. We stayed about a week in Prickly Bay and another few days in St. George's. Prickly Bay is a popular anchorage in Grenada, and St. George's is the capitol. I have no idea why Prickly Bay is so popular. It is lined with expensive houses with a ship chandlery, marina, and couple of restaurants. It is protected, but it isn't the only protected bay around.
St. George's is a "big" city. ('Big' meaning it can take cruise ships and freighters.) There are two harbors, the main one and the 'Lagoon'. No anchoring in the main one and the 'Lagoon' is mostly taken up by a huge, fancy, expensive, mega-yacht type marina. The first time we went, we had to set a stern anchor. The second time, we anchored on 3:1 for about an hour while we got our free Wi-Fi.
Now we are anchored in Chatham Bay. It is a nice place, and is rather secluded. There are three restaurant and bar combos and one just restaurant. There also appears to be a resort. There's good snorkeling over by the point.
Right now our plan is to have no plan, so I have no idea where we'll be going next. Probably the Tobago Cays, but who knows.