Barracuda's Blog

The adventures of Kate and Graham and our OVNI 395.

20 March 2018 | Cooper Island, BVI
18 March 2018 | Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour
14 March 2018 | Anegada, BVI
12 March 2018 | Spanish Town, BVI
11 March 2018 | Prickly Pear Island, BVI
10 March 2018 | Island Water World Marina, Simpsons Bay, St Maarten
06 March 2018 | Simpson's Bay, St Maarten, Dutch Caribbean
04 March 2018 | Simpson's Bay Lagoon, Sint Maarten, Dutch Caribbean
02 March 2018 | Oranjestad Bay, St Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean
01 March 2018 | Sandy Point Bay – North End of St Kitts
27 February 2018 | Charlestown, Nevis Island
25 February 2018 | Mosquito Cove, Antigua
22 February 2018 | Nelson's Dock Yard, English Harbour, Antigua
20 February 2018 | Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua
19 February 2018 | Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua
18 February 2018 | English Harbour, Antigua
17 February 2018 | Carlisle Bay, Antigua
16 February 2018 | Deep Bay, Antigua
15 February 2018 | Five Island Harbour, Antigua
09 February 2018 | Barbados

Cooling in Canouan

20 December 2017 | Canouan, St Vincent and the Grenadines
Yesterday we had what was probably our first really Caribbean chill-out day - a walk through the village in the morning, with all its fruit and craft stalls, then a dinghy ride over to the Princess Margaret beach, for a swim, beer, lunch, swim, sunbathe, swim, dinghy home, swim, and sundowners of rum and ginger - and then the lovely Didi in her water taxi 'Blessings' took us over to the Fig Tree restaurant where we enjoyed frozen margaritas and creole cooking before she returned us to Barracuda.

Whilst walking through the village you could hear the school orchestra practicing Christmas carols on steel drums - so lovely to hear.

Note on the Fig Tree - the restaurant owner, Cheryl, or Mizz Johnston as she is known locally, was just lovely and we had a good chat with her. She was from St Vincent. She was trying to encourage us to come for Christmas. We had Christmas carollers from the local church group come round singing carols Caribbean style with guitars and tambourines, and we had the entertainment of the owner's daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter singing - all very local and family friendly.

Today we are making the push on south to the island of Canouan, all of 21 miles away. We have decided to by-pass Mustique as it seems they are working hard there to make it very elite and less attractive for mortals like ourselves.

We have just had the heaviest rain squall yet on the way over so we and the boat are all very clean. See Today's photo. We might have expected this in Argyll, not the Caribbean!
Vessel Name: Barracuda
Vessel Make/Model: OVNI 395
Crew: Graham and Kate
About: Learning as we go....
Extra: Look to this day for it is life...
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