As the Season draws to a close
18 June 2010 | Hillsborough, Carriacou
After a couple of weeks home in the UK on a business trip, M returned to Lady Liv and her Captain Bob in the Grenadines, for two weeks of R&R while, at the same time, sailing the yacht down to Grenada where Lady Liv will come out of the water for the hurricane season (approx June-November). The weather has already changed - the temperatures have gone up dramatically, the humidity is greater, the winds are more variable and we are experiencing a few electrical storms which is always a concern on a yacht... We anxiously keep our eyes on the weather forecasts, and particularly the National Hurricane Centre in Florida which tracks the tropical waves which form off the coast of Africa, moving west to possibly turn into tropical depressions, and then worse, tropical storms or hurricanes - this is the time of year when locals and yachties alike are constantly looking over their shoulders and hoping that the hurricanes will be few and preferably stay out in the Atlantic, leaving the islands of the Caribbean in peace. We are also taking some time to explore a few new anchorages for next season, Anse La Roche in Carriacou, Mayreau Gardens, windward side of Canouan, Petit Tabac at the Cays, and say our goodbyes to friends in the islands. We are gradually working our way down to Prickly Bay in Grenada which is to be Lady Liv's home for the next five months until we return at the end of the year. With the enquiries for charters next year already coming in, we are looking forward to another busy year onboard, and sharing the Lady Liv sailing experience in the islands with lots of new guests.