Trinidad to Grenada
On the 20th of November 2013 we left Coral Cove marina and headed for Scotland Bay, which was about 1 hour away. After putting the anchor down and having a quick swim we had lunch and slowly got the boat ready to go.
A panorama of the shore of Scotland Bay.
And the hills surrounding the Bay.
At around about 18:00 we upped anchor and headed out of the Boca and set our course for Prickly Bay, Grenada. Leaving Bryn and Dad on watch I went and got some rest before my watch.
I woke up when I heard the alternator belt squeaking down in the engine room, then silence as Dad turned then engine off. It turned out that the hose holding the cooling water for the engine had slipped and had rubbed through on the alternator, leaking water onto it. We fixed up the pipe with lots of rescue tape and a bit of duct tape, then we decided it would be better to go back to Scotland Bay and get some more pipe and fix it properly.
Dad went and got the pipe as soon as Budget Marine opened in the morning while Mum, Bryn and I cleaned the boat and relaxed. As soon as the new piece was on we left.
The view from the boat, early in the morning
The shore of the Boca; the land under the clouds is Venezuela.
The rock in the middle of the Boca.
We had to motor sail to Prickly Bay, as the wind and waves were coming from ahead of us, and along the way we had squall after squall. We caught a small fish, unfortunately it was small so we threw it back.
We arrived in Prickly Bay at about 07:00 in the morning, just in time for the net! Mum, Bryn and I listened to the net, put the main sail away and cleaned the boat while Dad went to check in, then after breakfast we rested.
The welcoming sight of Grenada.
All the boats at anchor in Prickly Bay.
The weekend went by quickly, on Saturday Bryn and I went and met up with some of our friends over in Hog Island. We went swimming, caught up on stuff and had a go on a doughnut off the back of Sailing Diver’s dinghy. Closely followed by Sunday when we went and played volleyball with Emma from Day Dreamer.
The houses around Prickly and Mount Hartman Bay are very pretty and different.
I think this building is a hotel, if not, it’s a very impressive house!
The walk to Mount Hartman is pretty.
There were lots of colourful flowers and bugs along the side of the road.
The view from the old hotel at the top of the hill on the way to Mount Hartman was quite breathtaking.
There is volleyball every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, as long as there are people around to play. We try to go to all of them — practice makes perfect!
Volleyball at Mount Hartman.
We stayed in Prickly Bay for a week before heading over to Mount Hartman for the weekend.
A panorama of Prickly Bay.
A beautiful Caribbean sunset.