Sunday, 4 January 2015

Agua Therapy boat blog

November 2014: Agua Therapy boat blog
As I have not done any “boat blogs” for a while this is the start of the update since returning to Agua Therapy, I will continue with the USA road trip later.

Grenada onwards November 2014

All in all Grenada was a great place to be, we met up with old friends and spent a few nights together exchanging stories where we would all head next, some going way beyond us some onto very distant destinations such as New Zealand and Australia.

Madeline& Roy from Mythril Kit and Belinda from Quilscene and Don
Pizza 2 for one night
Crab with a view
Having spent the hurricane season in Grenada we were quite keen to start our journey now the danger is over, we hope. 
As we have been away for quite a while on our travels there were things to prepare. So Don fixed the outboard with the new parts bought in the US, we reinstalled the sails and rigging that was removed just in case, the generator new bits were fitted. We did have a last minute hiccup our VHF radio decided not to play ball so it was something else to replace before we left.
The fresh provisions filled the fridge and the freezer stocked with lots of meat, we hoped to catch the fish ourselves hmm!!

14th November 2014:
So our first stop although not too far was St George in the anchorage which meant we didn’t have to negotiate through the reefs in the dark and so we could scrub the hull using our new extension air hose for the dive cylinder also another purchase made in the US. After spending hours scrubbing the hull and propeller Don did mention the offer of scrubbing the hull for a price in Secret Harbour seemed quite good in comparison. 

The anchorage can be quite rolly at times, this was no different so not a great start, we stayed for 2 nights.

16th November 2014: 
A 06:45 start for us but not too much wind topped at 19 knots but not for very long and by 13:00 we had the anchor down.
Next stop Carriacou having been there before we knew roughly where the good spots are.
We anchored in Tyrell Bay and stayed for 9 days as the weather had decided to pick up.

 Our friends Kit and Belinda off Quilscene were there so we teamed up with  them a few times and took the bus into Hillsbourgh and had lunch there. One night Kit made us one of his famous curries and another night we had a barbecue on board A.T.

Refreshments after the hot bus ride into Hillsborough 
This little fella was trying to hitch a ride in Don's sandal

Kit and Belinda joined us for sundowners and great meal at the Lambi Queen and did manage to polish off a huge plate of conch fritters they were so good. 

Don at the dinghy dock
Rufus our vegetable man
After a 9 day stay and the weather break we were waiting for its off too Bequia we go in the next blog.

Glenys and Don
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