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Glorious Grenadines

Posted in : Bluejay

Our holiday exploring the many varied islands between Martinique and Grenada is almost coming to an end… It’s been a brilliant two weeks with slightly stronger winds than the usual trades, so with a couple of reefs in the main we’ve been eating up the miles down wind, arriving in a new place most days. From day 1 of the trip the crew have been constantly wow-ed by the beauty of each anchorage or port, all reliably involving a combination of white sand, turquoise seas, lush green trees, and gently-to-severely sloping hills. We’ve been keen to get up high to see the views from above, with possibly our favourite vantage point being from Fort Duvernette on St Vincent. We spent a whole day roaming around Bequia, drinking in its relaxed atmosphere, with Christopher going for a dive and others grabbing a snorkel on the ‘atlantic’ side of the island. A hop into luxurious Canouan marina contrasted greatly with a walk into its authentic main village, devoid of all tourism. We were unsure about the possibility of being able to visit the highly anticipated Tobago Cays given the weather forecast, but with some great pilotage by Carl and Becky we found a secure spot to anchor in prime position to swim with the turtles and the sun fish! The squalls even stayed away just long enough for a lobster BBQ on the beach. A big hit with the crew has been Union Island. We anchored off Chatham Bay and spent yesterday hiking a couple of miles around it’s northern coast (with gorgeous views of the islands we had just explored) to Clifton, a colourful village with a feel-good vibe. Today has seen yet another swift broad reach south – time to see what Carriacou has in store for us! No doubt it will involve more great company and a cold rum punch as the sun sets…