23 Mar 2018

22/3/2018: Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou

We've had a brilliant few days kicking off in the Tobago Cays where the snorkeling was first class and we were able to swim with the turtles, up to four or five at one time as they grazed the sea grass near us. The water was stunningly turquoise and we had to tear ourselves away.

After a night at Petit St Vincent, a private island where we enjoyed sundowners watching the sunset,

we cleared out with Customs and Immigration in nearby Union Island and then anchored in Chatham Bay, an unspoilt, uninhabited bay on the west of the island with just a few beach shacks offering BBQ food. We decided to give it a go and enjoyed amazing BBQ-ed lobster and Mahi Mahi ... delicious.

This morning we sailed across to Carriacou, Grenada's smaller sister Island.  Paul had a real performance checking us all in with Customs and Immigration but after three return trips we were finally admitted and embarked on an island tour.

Carriacou is a laid-back, under-the-counter island which is quite charming and very picturesque. We learned from our guide that most young people leave the island for Brooklyn, Toronto and Huddersfield of all places but usually retire back to the island.

Tomorrow we will sail down to Grenada, our last sail of the season. It's forecast to be a good day so we'll make the most of it ... it's got to keep us going for several months.