The Vienna Quartet
03 March 2011 | Port Louis Marina, St Georges, Grenada
Welcome to Ilse, Norbert, Christa & Walter !
We picked up our lovely Austrian quartet from Port Louis Marina, our first visit to this great new facility inside the Lagoon at St Georges, and sailed them around to Prickly Bay for the afternoon and overnight stay before leaving early the next morning for Carriacou. They were with us for a week to explore the Grenadines and travel up to St Vincent for their onward flights to Guyana. Despite having had a previous bad swimming experience some years earlier, Ilse commandeered one of our flotation 'noodles' and with the help of Bob & M regained a lot of confidence in the water over the week of their stay with us. Walter & Norbert had some previous sailing experience and both worked as crew on Lady Liv, not only taking the helm from time to time but they were also an awesome 'tack team'. We shared a wonderful time at Sandy Island with the four, and took them onto PSV where we anchored off the tiny sand spit of Mopion where they all swam into the shallow lagoon and took pictures on the beach with the World famous thatched umbrella (see the image at the top of the Blog page). We shared a hilarious night onshore at Jerry's Bar at Chatham Bay, the laughing never stopped - the jokes and the language difference being no problem after quite a few rum punches. After the usual round of turtle swimming, ray spotting, fish feeding and Iguana discovering in the Cays, the four guests decided they wanted to stay another day, so we did! We crammed so much fun into the week, ending with catching a large barracuda on the final sail up to Bequia - the Captain did a remarkable job of cleaning and filleting the fish and this was our dinner for the last night in Young Island Cut in St Vincent, pan fried with a tasty ginger & garlic citrus sauce - yum yum ! Our guests had enjoyed a wonderful week, and thanked us for sharing so many amazing places with them before they left us at 5am to fly on to the next leg of their holiday in Guyana.