Sandy Island

Ocean Gem
Geoff & Eileen Mander
Sat 2 Mar 2013 12:00

Position: 12:28.970N 61:29.045W

Date: 2nd March 2013


Around 9:15 on Saturday morning we upped anchor in Tyrell bay and sailed about 1 mile to Sandy Island. This island is just a small strip of sand that pokes its way out of the sea on the NW side of Carriacou. Until a few years ago its vegetation had slowly disappeared and the island almost did the same, but a recent hurricane threw up a capping of broken coral and created tidal pools; some trees were planted and it is now an exquisite place to stop with crystal clear turquoise water, white sand, pelicans, driftwood and good snorkelling.  We anchored off and took the dinghy ashore for a short stay.





After lunch we made the short hop across to Hillsborough on Carriacou to go through the incredibly boring routine of checking out of one country (Grenada) and obtaining the important clearance papers before we could go to the next country (St Vincent).