When we headed to Carriacou to visit friends on Chimayo and enjoy regatta, we had planned to spend another week in Grenada and move south. Well it has been 2 months since we cleared in and we are still here.
The three plus weeks we were in Carriacou were wonderful. We had been there many times but never really enjoyed the visit like we did the year. Cruising is about seeing new places but even more it is about the friends we make. The social circle kept us busy every day with morning walks up steep hills, along deserted beaches and past a bakery that has a wood burning oven several generations old. Afternoon were filled with snorkeling and dominoes while the evenings had Boil Downs on the beach, put lucks in cockpits and BBQs at Miss Lucky's.
We moved on to Grenada and took 3 days to move the short distance that we could have done in a half day, so we could swim and snorkel along the way. Carnival was colorful and LOUD. We watched the younger cruisers party and try to keep up with the island folk. Bad move! These people have their black belt in crazy and wild!
Ok, it is not all about fun. Regatta and Carnival behind us, we headed to the south end of the island. Steve tore the transition apart. Now picture the engine and transmission in a small compact space big enough for a pygmy. Then imagine Steve clinging down through the lazzerette and lifting out a one hundred plus pound transmission. I am telling you again that I have my very own McGiver on the boat. Then after that week he tore off the front cover of the motor to replace the seal and some other icky stuff. As of right now.....everything is working....
We are currently anchored in hog island and waiting for favorable wind to head to Tobago. We have everything we need for a few weeks and are looking forward to new adventures. Life is GRAND!