We moved Raconteur to Marigot Bay to welcome Leigh back aboard, for a short break from her Washington duties. She arrived in the afternoon, just in time to check out of St Lucia at customs, and we returned to the delightful Rainforest Hideaway for dinner. The cooking is still very good, and the dish presentation even improved.
On the 17th, we had a brisk passage to Chateaubelair in St Vincent. George the boat boy was there and we were able to give him the computer tablet we had brought him. He came back with mangoes, passion fruit and wax apples. We checked in at customs, rowing to the half-destroyed town dock which was carried away in last year's floods.
The 18th saw us taking a leisurely sail to Bequia, anchoring in front of Princess Margaret beach (which has some other more locally suitable name, though I can't remember it). We gathered some delicacies at Doris' the next morning and had some relaxing time. Leigh indulged in a little cooking - Ann's Geera Pork and Mark Bittman's coconut rice - accompanied by a yummy baingan (eggplant) curry from the freezer. See recipe here.
On the 20th, we crossed to Carriacou, regretfully leaving the Tobago Cays and the Grenadines in our wake. It was a fabulous sail, and we checked into Grenada and spent only one night in the rather crowded anchorage at Tyrell, indulging in a (ham)burger in paradise at the relatively new and delightful Slipway Cafe.
On the 21st, we started early on an easy passage to the south coast of Grenada, passing on the east side, stopping at St David's harbor for the first time. We enjoyed our first local Roti at the marina's bar and spent a quiet if a little bit rolly night.
Only three miles the next day, the 22nd, where we wanted to be in Clarke's Court Bay in time to meet new friends LeAnn and Ron Marchman (who are in Grenada aboard s/v Tovarisch over in Mt. Hartmann) at Whisper Cove for (Thursday) chicken night, of course.
Today Leigh is sadly counting down the hours to her early Sunday departure; we squeezed in a shopping bus trip this morning and are planning a Callaloo Soup (thank you, Ann; recipe here) and perhaps a lambi (conch) curry dinner on board. It is really like coming home when we get back to Grenada.
Here are a couple of photos - we haven't been very inspired in that department this week.
Racing practice off Bequia
Sunset from Admiralty Bay, Bequia