Carriacou & Grenada in pictures

Pictures from the last islands we visited before haulout. Get your fill – these are the last photos we’ll torment you with for a while 😉

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Carriacou is the southernmost Grenadine island but is technically part of Grenada. Anchored in Tyrell Bay, we spent longer than expected on the island as we waited for our special ballots for the provincial elections to be couriered to us, but this gave us the chance to take our time and explore the island. Here it is, in pictures!

Carriacou & Grenada, Caribbean

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Exploring the mangroves
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Dinghy adventurer
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Pristine Sandy Island
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Post-picnic nap on Sandy Island
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Our little piece of Paradise Beach

The road less traveled. #travel #robertfrost #sailing #wherethewindtakesus

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Rum punch at Off de Hook, Paradise Beach
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Cow tied to a tree in Tyrell Bay
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Carriacou sunset

After 10 days of waiting for our ballots, we gave up on Elections Ontario (who sends time-sensitive mail by Canada Post??). It was time to head to Grenada, our last stop before haulout. There, we explored the capital (St. George’s), went to a Full Moon party, Mel somehow contracted strep throat, we toured a cocoa factory, and snorkeled at an underwater sculpture park before setting our sails for our first voyage – three non-stop days at sea!

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Colourful view from Grenada Yacht Club
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Church clocktower in St. George’s
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Overlooking the St. George’s Carenage
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St. George’s is built on hills – great for the thighs!
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Cannon view from Fort George, one of St. George’s dozen forts
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Annandale Falls
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We had a great tour of the Belmont Estate with Kelly. Here he shows us a cocoa pod.
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Open pod with fresh cocoa beans (and Tina)
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And they make fresh goat cheese there!
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Guess who’s excited for a cheese tasting!
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Traditionally women would use their feet to turn the cocoa beans as they dried, so Mel and Tina gave it a go.
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Belmont Estate is a popular Sunday stop for everyone. These girls are partaking in a delicious sampling of hot cocoa.
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With friends Richard and Tina from the UK (Mel missed the memo about the blue)
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Grenada’s longest beach: Grande Anse
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Strange little creature underwater
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Lone figure on the sea floor
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Life-size underwater statues – pretty powerful stuff
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Wha!
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Oh hi, Captain!
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Mandatory sunset shot in Clarkes Court Bay

Where the wind takes us next: on a three-day, non-stop passage back to St. Martin via St. Barts!

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