- 10 January 2011
This was our major push north for the week and with the wind blowing
from the north east it was a motor sail and a slog up the leeward, west, side
of Grenada, leaving the exclusion zone surrounding the active underwater
volcano, Kicking Jenny, to port and then onto the island of Carriacou and the
town of Hillsborough. The compensation for all of this is wonderful
scenery and a certain amount of Stugeron to keep the scenery in place!
Hillsborough is one of the places where you can clear out of Grenada
so it was a rapid launch of the dinghy and run ashore to catch the customs and
immigration offices before they closed at 1600.
We had a very late lunch, tea? In a great little eatery found after
some searching by Elizabeth and Janet whilst George and I grappled with the
ever charming but pedantic bureaucracy.
The restaurant is just above the beach in the middle of the photograph,
taken later from the boat. Jerk chicken with a variety of local
vegetables and rice was the menu, simple, good and very inexpensive. The
view out over the bay was great. Caduceus is to the right of the tree.