The Journey of S/V Moonshine

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Finally made it down to Grenada. It was a great sail down. We left from Marigot Bay, St. Lucia and did an overnighter down to Carriacou / Grenada. What a nice trip. The moon was almost full so it was like sailing in the daytime. What a great experience.
We stayed in Carriacou for a couple of days just because we like it there. It's a nice smallish island with really nice people. A great window came up so we didn't tarry any longer even though we loved it there. We left real early in the morning to make the 40 miles or so to Mt. Hartman Bay. On the way we decided to take the windward side of the island down. This we have not done on a major island as it is so much more comfortable along the lee side without the big waves. However it turns out that you have to motor more as there is less wind there, not always. So..........we take the windward side.
What a sail!!! It was our personal record. We sailed in excess of 7 knots!!!  We usually sail around 5 knot, and happy to do that. We thought that we would get to the anchorage around 4:00 but arrived before 1:00. If you didn't get the impression, IT WAS GREAT!!
So here we are, settled into Mt. Hartman, Grenada, for another hurricane season. Getting reacquainted with old friends and meeting many new friends. Going to jam sessions and cleaning up the volleyball court are just a couple things we're getting involved with so far. Should be a great hurricane season here in Grenada.

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