Flamingo Bay - Grenada

Martin and Elizabeth Bevan
Sun 9 Jan 2011 20:00

Position           12:05.57N 61:45.41W

Date                1600 - 9 January 2011


(All times in this entry refer to local time, UTC -4 unless stated as UTC)


On the move again.  Not a very long first sail with George and Janet but an interesting one as we rounded the south west tip of the island, past the airport and then sailed north east passing Grand Anse, St George and the cruise ship quay with two huge ships alongside (definitely not he day to visit St George, and then onto the newly established Conservation Area north of St George.


Our first chosen anchorage in Dragon Bay is no longer useable as anchoring is not allowed.  Two charming wardens however directed us to Flamingo Bay a mile to the north where brand four new mooring buoys have been provided for which there is currently no charge.


Flamingo Bay was a lovely sheltered spot that we had to ourselves.  In the afternoon two teams of men appeared on the beach, complete with goal posts arrived on the beach and set up a football match with a difference, one side line was the sea which made for some interesting retrieval of the ball.  As the match went on the game it definitely got wetter.  We are not sure which side won but a great deal of fun and entertainment was the result.



In the morning we woke up to see what were probably the same teams engaged in seine fishing.  The buoys had obviously been placed at the edge of the bay to allow this traditional fishing to continue.