Thursday 18th May 3pm and we have just arrived at Carriacou, a small island
in the Grenada Chain. We left Martinique morning of 17th started with
excellent sailing heading down to St Lucia, we then had some really heavy rain
squalls, which set the weather pattern for the next 30 hours. Our first
stop was in Hillsborough where we checked in with Customs, the town is very
similar to Portsmouth on Dominica but a lot cleaner, we spent the night in the
harbour and then moved around to Tyrell Bay which is a little less rolly
anchorage. The Easterlies which we were looking for to get us down here
have finally arrived with a vengeance! We will be here over the weekend
and then move onto Grenada.
We have excellent wi-fi coverage here on the boat thanks to making a
donation to the Schools Charity on Carriacou which helps with uniforms and
school costs for underprivileged children on the island, so am trying to catch
up with everything that needs doing!!
On the way, between St Lucia and St Vincent here we had a very bedraggled
bird join us, it perched on the pulpit and spent an hour preening and then the
rest of the night sleeping, until I misjudged a wind change and did a 360 which
un-perched him and he decided not to return but head back to land, hope he made
it. We also saw Whaleâs tail slapping the water, lasted about five minutes
or more tail shape indicates pilot whales but difficult to tell.
I have to admit to thinking I had found a new species of Tern, first
spotted in Anguilla and now here again in Carriacou, looks like a small tern but
it has turquoise feathers... took a few seconds to register that it is the
reflection of the water and there is no need to contact National Geographic.