End of January

Wed 1 Feb 2006 21:02
The crew of Penguin having a drink, the sun was over the Yard Arm, honest.
Well in the last 2 weeks we have been hard at it, swimming, snorkelling, windsurfing.  Yes we have managed to windsurf from Penguin and windsurf back, no rescue dinghy required.  Still this did happen at Tobago Cays what more idyllic place could you choose to learn.  We did get some worried looks from the charter boat skippers as we got close.
So when we left you we were in Martinique.  We went to St Lucia and picked up Niamh and headed south the next day to Bequia.  We stayed here for 5 days storm bound, well very windy bound.  It was the Bequia music festival on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Excellent live music in to the early hours for 2 nights, the Sunday was an afternoon session thank goodness.
We headed off to Tobago Cays and enjoyed ourselves there for 2 days.  Then to Union Island for supplies before moving over to Petite St Vincent, more snorkelling and swimming off this private holiday island.
So we are writing this now at Carriacou, rocking around on anchor in the bay, will find a more comfortable anchorage tomorrow.
Since the departure of Jacky, Niamh will now add the female angle on the voyages of Penguin.
Niamh please take the chair.......... 
Firstly, hi to Jak and best of luck with all back in the UK - looking forward to seeing you out here again soon!
It's 10days into my voyage with Penguin - and what a struggle! The sailing and snorkelling has been fantastic; short-trips so far but most enjoyable and I'm really looking forward to the longer voyages. Rob and Norm have made me feel more than welcome on board and are teaching me the finer arts of wind-surfing and fishing...sadly, I'm struggling on both counts, but they're patient teachers!
We're spending a day or two here at Carriacou, before heading a little further south to explore Grenada.