We sailed from Carriacou at about 9 am and had a
wonderful sail for the 35' south from the island, and around an exclusion
zone that marked an undersea volcano just off the north coast of Grenada,
that goes by the wonderful name of Kick 'em Jenny (it's actually named after
a rocky islet close by). From there we sailed down the west
coast of the lovely island of Grenada. It was a perfect day and we
had a lovely sail, until we approached the island's capital of St.
Georges. We dropped the sails and motored into the new marina at the
southern end of the beautiful twin-cratered harbour overlooked by
the town of St. Georges built on the hillside surrounding the
harbour. It really is one of the loveliest harbours in the whole
We tied up in the marina, made ourselves known, and
tidied up, had a shower and checked out the marina's restaurant for an evening
meal. This was the southern most point that 'Catou' is
visiting. Pam and Brian were booked to fly back to London on the
30th Dec, and Sylvie and I were flying over to Barbados on the same day
- for two days, to collect my suitcase and briefcase which I had left with
Before we all flew off though, we hired a car on the
29th, and drove Pam & Brian across the island. We stopped at the Grand
Etang crater lake right in the middle of the island, and after a walk to
the lake, and a visit around some tourist stalls, we continued across to the NE
side of the island and the town of Grenville, and then up to an old plantation
mill called the Belmont Estate for a late lunch. After lunch we
wandered around the estate and saw the cocoa beans being dried in their
huge slide out trays. There is a local chocolate company in Grenada, and they
make the chocolate at the estate. We sampled some in the shop, and bought
some to eat in the car on the way back to St. Georges.
On Thursday, we said good bye to Pam and Brian at the
airport, and left them to check in for their Virgin flight to London, while we
went off to catch a plane to Barbados.
Since then, 'Catou' has been safely tied up in St.
Georges marina here in Grenada. On our return from Barbados, Sylvie
and I set to on board and had an afternoon of cleaning. Sylvie then
left Grenada on 5th Jan to visit some customers in Guadeloupe and Martinique
before flying home on 10th Jan, while I have also had to switch into 'work mode'
(after two months away from the office) and start my January sales trip.
I am booked to visit St. Vincent (by air) on
Sunday 9th Jan for 4 days, and then back to Grenada on 13th. The following
week I shall sail 'Catou' northwards (weather permitting) to St. Lucia
where I intend to leave her for a couple of months, awaiting our next