Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou

Mark & Sue Owen
Thu 15 Mar 2012 23:21
12:27.38N 61:29.28W

We spent a busy week in Grenada and caught up on some outstanding boat jobs, but still found time to enjoy the delights of its bustling capital St George's. We had a great vegetarian lunch at the Creole Shack, a self-service style restaurant with locals queuing out of the door. Wonderful food served by helpful and friendly staff.

With a need to stock up on fresh goods, we searched out the Central market and soon had Sheila, a local grower/stall holder, guiding us through the local fare along with cooking advice.

We would love to spend more time exploring the island, but that will have to wait for a future visit as we feel the need to be making our way slowly North.

So, with a fridge full of interesting and exotic fresh fruit and vegetables, we weighed anchor at 7 a.m. for the short, but testing passage to Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou. The strong cross current between the islands negated the otherwise favourable winds and made it very difficult for us to lay a direct course. So a day of tacking was had and we sailed an extra 10 miles as a result. We arrived at 1800 hours and were pleased to be able to anchor in daylight, enjoying an arrival beer as the sun was setting.