Hillsborough Carriacou

Bob & Sue Dall
Fri 25 Feb 2011 23:31
12:29.082 N 61:27.568 W
>From Tabago Cays we sail south to Union Island to check out of St Vincent and the Grenadines. In the centre of Clifton, the main town, is a small green fringed by vendors in small , brightly coloured huts, selling fresh fruit, veg, spices, homemade sauces and freshly made smoothies, which we enjoy while we wait for the laundry . .an occupational hazard.
Thursday afternoon we make the short downwind passage to the town of Hillsborough Carriacou and spend the next 2 hours trying to anchor! sometimes nothing seems to go right. . The wind picks up and we roll around most of the night and the next morning it gets worse. Squalls of torrential rain and strong winds arrive in quick succession and visibility is almost zero. We head off in the dinghy, check in at customs and immigration and do a quick tour of the charming museum while we wait for a brief interlude in the down pours. Carriacou is famous for its boat building skills which result in very fine hand built sloops.
Deciding the next bay might provide more shelter we head off to Tyrrel Bay,the heavens open again just as the anchor is raised, so we limp away drenched to the skin in thick cloud. . . The weather doesn't improve much all afternoon but at least the anchor sets first time as we neatly position Mawari behind a yacht whose occupants are taking a fresh rain water bath in their dinghy !
The highlight of the past two days has been talking to Cam on the phone, he has his bag at last!!!

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