Going where the weather (and bargain fuel) takes you - Back in the Tobago Cays
Phil May and Andrea Twigg
Mon 8 Aug 2016 03:23
Diesel in Carriacou is 12.25 EC per imperial gallon, but only 8.25 EC if you get it duty free. The only catch is that to get duty free fuel you have to have cleared out of Grenada. We needed 200 gallons of fuel, so this was a potential saving of £225. So we cleared out in Tyrell Bay, filled the tanks, stuck up the jib and ambled back to Union Island. To be fair, it does cost about £25 each time you clear in to St Vincent and Grenada. So we only banked £175. Plus we blew half of that dining out in Clifton to celebrate our victory over the taxman. Still, it is important to have goals.
The plan was to spend a couple of days in Union Island and then head back south to Carriacou. However, when we came to depart, the weather did not look very inviting in the southerly direction. On the other hand, the sun was shining brightly on the islands to the north. So now we find ourselves back in the Grenadines, swimming with the turtles once more.
Would you turn right or left at this point?