Getting Ashore and More Solar Power
15 December 2018 | Tyrell Bay - Carriacou
Carriacou is one of our favourite Caribbean Islands.
The people are friendly and the Island is unspoilt.
Thursday was the first day I had been able to get ashore for about a week.
Our first stop was by dinghy to customs to pay for our cruising permit which was very easy and the customs officer was charming.
We then took the dinghy right across the bay to the new dinghy dock and started walking back clockwise around the bay to do our shopping.
We were stopped by two charming older local ladies in a car who were looking for the entrance to the new passenger ferry terminal. We ended up chatting and laughing with them for at least 10 minutes.
Our first stop was to see fellow motorcyclist Andy at the sail loft who told us he had been evicted and now seeking an alternative workshop.
Darryl the rushed to greet us as we dropped into the Dive Shop and he was eager to catch up.
Next stop at the end of the bay was Rufus with his great selection of local fruit and veg.
We completed our shopping at the supermarket and returned to the boat.
In the afternoon I went to help Simon on Brisa to replace a winch on the mast. I drilled out two broken bolts and retapped the mast. To Simon’s surprise and delight I fitted the replacement winch.
On Friday Simon spent the whole day on Infinity B making and fitting canvas pockets to fit two new solar panels onto the Bimini.
He’s such a good seamstress!
So I will connect the two new panels up today which will now hopefully give us a total of 300 watts of solar power.