Grenada- Spice Island of the Caribbean
Blessed with a climate that has earned Grenada it’s title of “Spice Island of the Caribbean” from mountain tops and rainforests reminiscent of the South Pacific to its spectacular beaches…this island has it all.
This is a little snapshot of the fun to be had in Grenada: big drum dance, carnival, night life, surf, culture, waterfall hikes and the best cruising grounds. Sailors have been welcomed into the local communities with open arms and hearts; the Grenadian people are the nicest I’ve met in the Caribbean!
Shenemere in Secret Harbor
We have been busy working on boat projects in the morning and getting out in the afternoon to appreciate the island. Martin had to get a steering quadrant made and spent one day getting it out and two days refitting it. We are waiting on the other parts to get started on the fuel tank project (drilling a hole in the diesel tank, removing the diesel, cleaning the tank and installing an inspection hatch). We are anticipating this to be a two day project so, guaranteed it will be a 4-day project.
YUM!! My “mom’s famous” banana bread…as if it’s not hot enough!
Not all work. I found just the right spot to “hang out” while Martin surfed
Adrien rejoined us in Grenada after a 4 week break in Miami hanging out with her brother and friends for her birthday month 🙂
Our dear furry family member of 15 years died of kidney disease. He was a wonderful pet for all those years and a stellar crew member… particularly on night watches
Shamie is dearly missed
So sorry to hear about Shamie! You’ll be glad to get that fuel tank cleaned! We did that before we left including making an inspection port… I’ll just say that after we gave it a good scrub it ended up having a pinhole leak and so we replaced the tank. So once it’s scrubbed just put a little diesel in at the beginning. We will be sailing to culebra tomorrow!
Thank you for your regards…we miss him a lot. It’s strange how he became so close to us on the boat. Do you think you’ll be coming to Grenada? I ordered his kitty litter and will be getting it in two weeks, if your coming this way I’ll give it to you (6 month supply) We are watching your progress… keep us posted on your travels. Be safe. Cheers.
Ode to Shamie,
The weather was fair, with a distant sunset approaching
Shamie is at rest, onto a greater search for treasure
Although we did not know him well, we all were wondering
What the life of a cat would be like, on a sailing adventure.
Tears in my eyes. Thank you!
Hey man, nice lifestyle!!!!!!!