Date 1600 Local - 2 January 2011
(All times in this entry refer to local time, UTC -4 unless stated as
An early start, for Andrew anyway, of 0745 and we sailed away from Tyrell Bay
in glorious sunshine and with 15 knots up the stern towards Grenada.
We decided to go down the eastern side of Grenada which allowed us to give
the interesting hazard of the Kicking Jenny underwater volcano a wide berth.
The Caribbean Passage Guide reassuringly says that if the volcano decides to
burp this can lower the density of the water around it and following Archimedes
Principle (my addition), you will sink!
Avoiding such hazards, sea monsters and the like we had a great sail to
Prickly Bay where for the first time in a couple
of weeks we found a calm anchorage. The south east coast of Grenada has many deep inlets that
provide shelter and good anchorage, attracting cruising sailors in large
numbers. We met John and Liz from
the Island Packet Jalan Jalan, OCC members who completed the ARC in 2009. They
came over for a sunset drink and were able to explain the cruiser community and
what goes on. Sounds good!
Raid the freezer again, amazing T-bone steaks cooked to perfection by
me; well I thought so. I think that the barbeque is getting better as it
acquires a layer of grunge on the burners.
We are convenient for the airport which is only 3 miles away. Andrew
leaves us on 4 January and we will be staying hereabouts recovering and being
generally administrative until George and Janet Florence arrive on 8 January.