May 19th to June 18th
We have had difficulty finding good wifi signals on most of the islands we stopped at so we have not been able to post in a while. We have also been busy getting settled in our anchorage in Grenada where we plan to stay for the hurricane season.
After Nevis, we stopped in Guadalupe, The Saints, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, and The Grenadines. Most of our crossings were very good, we had good wind 16 to 25 knots. Only a couple of times we had to reef the sails, the wind was 25 to 30 knots with very strong gusts but fortunately they didn’t last too long. The weather in general was great except 2 times we had cloudy and rainy crossings, not too bad though.
Harmony behaved very well all the way down, no major breakdowns. A few small things broke and we will have them repaired during our stay in Grenada.
We liked all the islands we stopped at. The ones we love most are Dominica because of its natural unspoiled beauty and the Grenadines beautiful turquoise waters. St. Lucia was special for us, 4 years ago were married there and Wylie promised me that someday we would return on our own sailboat. We sailed to Rodney Bay and anchored in front of Sandals Grande where we were married. It was a very emotional and romantic moment.
We arrived in Grenada on June 11th, and anchored at St. George’s for a couple of nights to provision the boat and then moved to Hog Island Bay, our home for the hurricane season. Hog Island is a nice anchorage, well protected and quite. There are a couple of marinas with easy access by dinghy. Secret harbor marina works best for us. From there we can take buses and taxis to downtown.
There is a very well organized cruiser’s community here in Grenada, they offer activities, transportation, and information. We are looking forward to participating in the many activities offered here.
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