North to Tyrell Bay, Carriacou

Position           12:27.45N 61:29.15W

Date                1800 - 27 January 2011

 

Flamingo Bay to Tyrell Bay is a 30nm slog to windward.  The first 15nm we were able to motor sail on the wind at a good rate.  Having rounded the underwater volcano exclusion zone (you do not get many of those in the River Crouch!) we probably made the wrong decision and motored directly into the wind to Tyrell Bay.  The benefit was that it gave the batteries a really good charge the down side was that it was slow going.  We left Flamingo Bay at 0730 and dropped anchor in Tyrell Bay at 1330 which wasn’t too bad considering the current which appeared to be consistently against us.

 

The previous two times that we have anchored in Tyrell Bay it has been somewhat grey and forbidding, today the sun shone, the water was blue and it appeared a much different place.

 

Mike and Jean arrived later in Sestina and we had an impromptu Happy Hour with them.