WOW, has it really been 3-1/2 months since a blog update??? Our bad!!! We've been posting occasional updates on FaceBook, but apologies for not keeping the blog up to date.
So this will be an abbreviated account of where we've been with some photos and little vignettes of what we've been doing since leaving Cabo Verde earlier this year.
We had a very good 13-1/2 day crossing from Mindelo to Grenada, at the southern end of the windward islands. The passage was classic tradewinds, with good breeze after motoring south through a large windless hole. After that it was downwind all the way, on a starboard jibe the whole trip!!! Yeah baby!!! Nothing major broke, and we enjoyed the steady breeze taking us to the Caribbean!
|As always, though, the morning deck walk found a few flying fish and squid suicides.|
|Cutty was an encyclopedia of the local plants and animals|
|Cindi agreed to take one for the team, and soon attracted a throng of not-so-brave tourists!|
|Cocoa beans drying in the sun. Grenada is a major producer.|
|And of course, of rum as well, seen here in the primary fermentation tanks.|
|St. Patrick's day, complete with green beer and wine, with Jesse and Lynn from sy Offspring|
|Island of Cariacou, part of Grenada, was one of our favorite spots!|
|Parking for campsites on holiday weekends could be a bit free form!!!|
|Some cool old machinery in these early distilleries|
|Waiting for a cruise ship!!!|
|For all of the "Breaking Bad" fans out there!!!|
|If you can time it right, the BVI's can be quiet and beautiful!|
|Unfortunately this is more typical (and this was 1/2 empty according to the locals)|