We are in the Tobago Cays again, this time on our way back up north. We arrived yesterday afternoon after a very nice day sail from Tyrell Bay, Carriacou, and had a very special greeting: Right after we had dropped our anchor there were two big sea turtles (Nicky is still working on identifying the specific type with his little field guide), popping their heads out right next to our boat. It turned out that they belonged to a group of 5-6 turtles who were feeding off a grassy patch on the seabed a short distance from our anchor spot.
03 - Caribbean Cruising
Hello from Prickly Bay at the southwestern end of Grenada... arrived here today after a 40 nm sail from Carriacou and are looking forward to exploring some of the island. This will be the southernmost point of our trip (we chose our anchor spot to stay just below 12° N...). All is well aboard, more detailed update to follow over the next few days - stay tuned
Some more videos... first Nicky and Beth having fun on the beach in St. Lucia:
And Nicky's first successful attempt at snorkeling - quite sensational....
And lastly, a short clip of testing our small staysail between Martinique and St. Lucia:
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Hallo aus Bequia, wo wir vor Port Elizabeth vor Anker liegen. Auf dem Weg hierher haben wir auf St. Lucia noch zwei Nächte zwischen den "Pitons" an einer Mooring gelegen (fantastische Ankerbucht, Bilder folgen) und dann noch in Wallalibou Bay auf St. Vincent Halt gemacht. Ursprgl. wollten wir St. Vincent "links liegen lassen", da es vor einigen Monaten im Norden der Insel zu Uebergriffen auf ankernde Segelboote gekommen ist, aber alle Informationen, die wir hier bekommen haben, deuteten darauf hin, dass dies ein sehr lokales Problem sei.
After almost a week in Rodney Bay Marina on St. Lucia with all its luxuries (ie. fresh water and electricity) we're now glad to be at anchor again, currently in Marigot Bay. We had arrived in Rodney Bay at the NE emd of St. Lucia last Sunday (20JAN) after a good day sail from Le Marin, Martinique. Laura arrived on Monday from Canada and will sail with us back and forth along the Windward Islands until end of February.
Bonjour from Le Marin at the southern end of Martinique. We left Dominica on Tuesday after having stopped at Rosseau at the southern end of the island and arrived in St. Pierre, Martnique after a nice 35 sm sail. St. Pierre (once the capital of Martinique) had been erased by the eruption of a nearby volcano in 1902, traces of which are still visible today. From there we went on to Anse d'Arlet, a beautiful little anchorage further south.
We had planned to see some of the interior of Dominica yesterday and had quite an interesting local experience... We rented a car together with Anna, Christoph and Leoni from Ishani and set off in the morning to see the eastern coastline, the interior mountains and forests, and a village in the Carib territory. All those sights were well worth seeing (esp.