11 February 2018 | Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands
27 November 2017 | Medellin, Colombia
23 November 2017 | Machu Picchu, Peru
13 November 2017 | Santa Marta, Colombia
25 October 2017 | Curacao
13 November 2015 | Terrel Bay, Carriacou
13 August 2015 | Grenada
16 July 2015 | Port Luis, Grenada
18 May 2015 | Chatham Bay, Union Island
01 May 2015 | St. Lucia
14 April 2015 | Dominica
19 February 2015 | 17 57.38'N:062 54.28'W, BVI & St. Martin
01 February 2015 | 19 29.92'N:064 23.28'W, BVI
07 January 2015 | PR and Culebra
16 December 2014 | Salinas, PR
12 December 2014 | Ocean World Marina, DR
05 December 2014 | Turks & Caicos
24 November 2014 | 23 51.077'N:075 07.209'W, Georgetown to Conception
14 November 2014 | 24 26.687'N:076 47.37'W, On our way to Black Point, Great Guana Cay

Grenada - Home - Grenada

16 July 2015 | Port Luis, Grenada
We arrived in Grenada around the last week of May. We spent a week on the south side in Prickly Bay where it is a cruisers haven. Not only do they have several restaurants just steps away from the dinghy docks, they offer free yoga, pilates, nature walks, karaoke, and bingo. The locals taxi cabs also arrange for minivans to do weekly shopping trips as well as touristy outings. Being as how we don’t like to follow the crowd, we set out on foot and explored the nearby anchorages, walking thru a dove sanctuary, finding the bridge to nowhere, and discovering the site of a new marina currently under construction. While we enjoyed the south side of the island, we had a reservation at Port Luis Marina for the summer so we headed up the west coast to our new summer neighborhood. Docking at the marina is stern-to the dock with bow lines tied off to a mooring ball located somewhere in front of the boat. With the help of the marina assistance, we docked easily enough (couldn’t have done this with just the two of us). Once docked, we set about getting the boat and ourselves ready for travel back to the states. Once we had enough fenders and lines tied off where we were comfortable, we removed and stored the head sail down in the salon. We scrubbed and stored the dinghy up on deck. Finally, we hired a local management company to check on the boat a few times while we were away.
Off to the states. We first went up to Boston and visited with friends and spent time on the Cape and New Hampshire. What a lovely time to visit. We had mostly good weather allowing us to see the sites. Now I know what P-Town means. I likened it to an upscale Key West.
Next, Houston for family, friends, and surgery. Yes, surgery. Ed had his 4th surgery on his foot (we will spare you the pictures). Hopefully, this was the last. We enjoyed spending time with family and friends. It was amazing how much we missed everyone. We apologize to those whom we did not get to visit. Time went by so fast and we just couldn’t see everyone.
Back home on the boat. Upon arriving home (boat), we discovered that the beeping our management company kept telling us about was our phone letting us know we had messages. Easy fix. We also arrived to a faulty A/C, and a refrigerator that was not keeping the temperature cool enough. Thankfully, we didn’t have any food in the fridge (just lots of water bottles to fill the space). The next day, we called a local technician and he arrived 45 minutes later and voila, the fridge was fixed within an hour. He worked on the A/C but it still may not be fixed. Time will tell but it does work which is ok with me.
We are adapting back to our Caribbean lifestyle; Taking it easy and relaxing. We try to do something productive every day. This blog was it for me today.
Vessel Name: Slowdown
Vessel Make/Model: Caliber LRC40
Hailing Port: Houston, TX
Crew: Ed and Cheryl Carter
About: Ed has a USCG 100 ton masters license while Cheryl has ASA certifications thru 104
Slowdown's Photos - Main
Our dive pictures are at the end of album.
63 Photos
Created 18 February 2018
Coffee, Coffee, Coffee
15 Photos
Created 3 December 2017
November 2017 trip to Machu Picchu
20 Photos | 1 Sub-Album
Created 3 December 2017
Santa Marta, Cartagena
22 Photos
Created 13 November 2017
22 Photos
Created 25 October 2017
November 2015 - October 2016 Grenada to USVI and back to Grenada
1 Sub-Album
Created 9 December 2015
November 2014 - October 2015 Florida East Coast to Grenada
11 Sub-Albums
Created 9 December 2015
December 2013 - October 2014 Kemah, TX to Bahamas, then Florida
23 Sub-Albums
Created 17 August 2015

Who: Ed and Cheryl Carter
Port: Houston, TX