Barracuda's Blog

The adventures of Kate and Graham and our OVNI 395.

20 April 2018 | Palm Cay Marina, New Providence, Bahamas
19 April 2018 | Norman's Cay, Bahamas
18 April 2018 | Warderick Wells Cay, Bahamas
17 April 2018 | Warderick Wells Cay, Bahamas
17 April 2018 | Staniel Cay, Bahamas
17 April 2018 | Staniel Cay, Bahamas
16 April 2018 | Staniel Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
14 April 2018 | Staniel Cay – Exuma Cays, Bahamas
12 April 2018 | Cape Santa Maria, Long Island
10 April 2018 | Clarence Town, Long Island, Bahamas
09 April 2018 | Lady Slipper Cay, Aklins Island, Bahamas
08 April 2018
07 April 2018 | Myaguana, Bahamas
05 April 2018 | Turtle Cove Marina, Provo, T&Cs
03 April 2018 | Turtle Cove Marina, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
02 April 2018 | Beautiful Big Sand Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands
31 March 2018
30 March 2018
29 March 2018 | San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

Turtles in the Tobago Cays

21 December 2017 | Horse Shoe Reef, Tobago Cays, SVG
Yesterday we anchored in Grand Bay, off Charlestown on Canouan. It was a fairly idyllic spot with lovely blue water but with very gusty wind swinging us around. We were thinking about spending the night anchored off the Tamarind Hotel but had a look at the security history for that location and decided to move round to the new marina in the SW corner of the island. Glossy Bay Marina was quite a contrast. It has only just opened and looks like a first class facility. Prices seem high but in reality it is only what you would pay on the south coast of England or France. We enjoyed the best showers since leaving home, and had a lovely settled and secure night.

In the morning we walked into the village of Charlestown for some provisions. The island is a real set of contrasts. The north is private and has become a 24 room boutique hotel owned (we believe) by Donald T. The south is becoming a very upmarket marina facility. Beside the marina is an airport with a thatched roof, which is where the rich and famous park their private jets (they were all lined up on the strip). And in between, the locals live in what look like relatively poor conditions. You have to believe that such extreme contrasts in one small place cannot be a good thing.

This morning we moved south to the Tobago Cays – gosh! Turquoise water, white surf breaking over the outer reefs, tiny islets fringed with palm trees and turtles bobbing by - pure Caribbean at its best. Daddy Boy (one of the boat boys) is bring us snapper tomorrow. Think we will stay here a while.
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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a pre-retirement holiday
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some shots from our lovely trip around the Aegean with Ailie
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2 great weeks with Steve and Bibi Rainey.
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A long weekend with Catherine and David.
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Barracuda, K & G head south to a new home.
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Barracuda does the Western Isles of Scotland.
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Kate and Graham Chillin'
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