Mile High Dream

17 March 2022 | The Saintes in Guadeloupe
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27 January 2020 | Tobago Cays, St. Vincent and the Grenadnes
18 December 2019 | prickly bay
09 December 2019 | Halifax bay
16 November 2019 | Prickley Bay, Grenada
20 April 2019 | Antigua

Exploring Grenada

29 March 2016 | Pricley Bay, Grenada
Grenada, the final frontier, at least for this year. The four of us read the guidebook that tells us about Spice island marina. It has room for 200 hundred boats and this is where I have made reservations to put Mile High Dream on the hard for the summer. We cruise into the bay and are looking for the Marina.
“Where is the Marina” I ask.
“I see some boats at the end of the harbor” Says Greg
“That must be where the marina is but how do we get there ?” I say.
We sail to the end of the bay and the boats we see are all on land and we do not see any docks or slips anywhere. I turn the boat around and head back out into the bay to pick up one of the morning balls that we passed by.
The wind is howling as usual and after four attempts we finally get ourselves safely attached. The guidebook is pulled back out and as we re-read it we discover that no where does it say anything about docks or slips. It just says there is storage for 200 boats. None of us feel very bad since we had all read the same thing and all interpreted it as a marina with 200 slips.
Oh well we are here and we dingy in to get our first real showers in 10 days.
On the bad side for me, good side for my guests, since we are not at the dock, there is no access to water. That means hosing down and cleaning the boat is no longer and option. I guess we will just be forced to play and explore.
Greg calls a taxi driver that we had met earlier in the day and ask him about taking us to some places n the island. He gladly agrees and off we go. Hiking to a waterfall is at the top of our list and off we go. The rain forest is amazing with all of the natural fruits and spices just growing wild. Our guide points them out to us on the way to the waterfall. We are at the end of the dry season. Rain will start towards the end of May and the water is not flowing very fast right now. One waterfall that was recommended to us was almost completely dry so we passed on hiking to this one. We reach the waterfall with it’s deep pools below. These falls do not fall directly into the pools but the water is deep and very refreshing.
Next stop is chocolate. Nutmeg used to be the largest cash crop on the island, but the last major hurricane wiped out most of the trees. Chocolate is taking it’s place but will never be as large as nutmeg. We take the tour and then walk the chocolate. It is all organic so we take off our stinking shoes and hop ou on the drying trays and walk the chocolate, spreading it around so it will dry evenly.The chocolate is so good and we top it off by a wonderful luncheon at the Belmont estate.
Wonderful day.
The alarm is set for 4:30AM so they can catch a taxi to the airport for their 7:30 flight back to civilization.
Vessel Name: Mile High Dream
Vessel Make/Model: Catalina 400
Hailing Port: Dillon, CO
Crew: Greg Seebart
About: Greg has been sailing since he was 21. I grew up in North Dakota and started taking advantage of the constant winds. After selling my bicycle store in 2006 we got more serious about living our dream on a sailboat. Greg and his wife purchased Mile High Dream in 2013.
Greg and Mary had owned Nada Mas, a 23' South Coast, on Lake Dillon in Colorado for 33 years. We chartered in the Caribbean and Calif. numerous times. We were excited to begin our dream. While waiting for a weather window in the Truks and Caicos, Mary died unexpectedly Jan. 6 2015 after a [...]
Mile High Dream's Photos - Main
7 Photos
Created 9 February 2019
12 Photos
Created 18 December 2018
Mile High Dream Being put in the water in Grenada
5 Photos
Created 27 November 2018
A break from sailing
11 Photos
Created 21 February 2017
Getting to the Bahamas
12 Photos
Created 7 March 2014