Yes Boatblog ® fans, we are no longer double handed.
We have been joined first by James & Emma,
…and a couple of days later by Alice & Ben.
So, with our new crew aboard and raring to go…
…our first stop was Hillsborough, capital city of Carriacou.
Hillsborough High Street – James has this fancy app on his phone which makes his photos look like Cuba in the 50’s.
It was here that we found Deefer Divers, so we took our crew underwater. Alice has been SCUBA diving before, but for the rest of them it was the first time.
It’s fair to say, that Emma didn’t enjoy it that much. In fact, that’s probably a bit of an understatement. She hated it. Which I guess shouldn’t have been too much of a surprise given that she doesn’t really like snorkelling. But fair play to her – she gave it a go.
We dove/dived (which is it?) off a little atoll called Sandy Island. The water was unbelievably clear.
But let us introduce you to the new crew.
JAMES was really keen this year to get more involved with the handling of the boat, and to do some of the sailing, and we agreed to capture pictures of him in action. Here is a short selection…
TUNING IN MENTALLY
PREPARING FOR THE NEXT WATCH
Then there is BEN. Ben loves to swim. And eat. In fact it is believed that he part fish…
… part wolf.
But it’s not all just muscle on board. We also have glamour.
(L to R) EMMA, ALICE & LYN
From Carriacou we headed up to Petit St Vincent in The Grenadines. Nearby is a perfect deserted Robinson Crusoe Island called Morpion, which we re-christened The Heap of Sand.
It looks a bit like the old Apple screensaver. Here is the Captain and Crew,
… or The Caribiners as we now call ourselves.
Of course we just had to go back to the Tobago Cays to snorkel with the turtles.
James has another fancy app on his phone which turns his photos into an iPhone screensaver.
The Tobago Cays are not only famous for the turtles, but also the lobster barbecues.
LOBSTER – BEFORE
LOBSTER – AFTER
They couldn’t really be any fresher.
The best way to get around the Cays is by canoe.
Ju always goes in the back so Lyn can’t see if he’s paddling.
Then from Tobago Cays to Mayreau, once again seen through the lens with the 50’s Postcard filter.
The main village is at the top of a steep hill.
A very steep hill.
It was soon time to return to Grenada so that our new crew could get their flights back to the cold and wet. But before they left, Grenada had plenty to offer. There are the famous underwater statues…
We swam in the waterfalls…
Ben jumped in, which was pretty brave,
…and a shame that the camera missed it.
Fortunately, Ju’s photographer was a bit better.
We ventured deep into the reforest, and discovered some strange and exotic creatures,
…and a chocolate factory, with the world’s biggest bar of chocolate. 6lbs in fact.
One each then.
Then back to St George’s where we anchored the boat, and James took another 50’s postcard photo of The Carenage.
But now it is time for the usual Arty Farty photograph competition. With so many crew, we have a number of strong contenders.
INTO THE DEPTHS
TURTLES & STARFISH
PATRIOTIC TREE (Red, yellow & green are Grenada’s national colours, and come independence day, everything gets painted)
TIGHTROPE MAN WITH LOBSTER
To register your vote please write on the back of a cheque for at least four figures, made payable to the Cayman Island Superyacht account.
Of course it wouldn’t be a true Boatblog ® without a gratuitous sunset…
…and a selfie.
So we say a sad goodbye to our crew for now. But next week we are joined by Rory and Zoe for more adventures on the High Seas.
Ju & Lyn