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Central America Caribbean » Grenada » Saint George November 30th 2018

Our 10 day sailing adventure from St. Lucia to Grenada is done and we are now relaxing at a beach front cottage in Grenada. We fly home tomorrow.... read more
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Admiralty bay
Skipper at rest


We don’t know quite what is going on, but the BLOG still may not be working the way we expected. Now when I follow my own “subscribed link” to the new entry, it does not show me the photos. If any subscriber is having trouble seeing the pictures, when you get a blog notice, follow the manual link at www.mytb.org/Garvin2018, That method does show me the text and my own pictures in the posting. Sorry! Today we invaded Grenada, but less dramatically than in 1983. We will leave it to the younger readers to research the part the USA played in the “War for Grenada”. However our driver did tell us his version reflecting the opinions of a resident who was here at that time. We docked in St George’s about 7:00 this morning. This is ... read more
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Partial view of Garden
Getting off the bus

Central America Caribbean » Grenada » Saint George February 20th 2016

Geo: 12.0648, -61.7445After a comfortable nights sailing we arise with Serenade still some distance from Grenada. Peter fetches coffees which we enjoy on the balcony in the early morning warmth. As we have an aft balcony cabin we are shielded somewhat from the easterly winds that the ship has experienced ever since we arrived in Aruba a few days ago. Breakfast is a leisurely affair in the main dining room. We dock at around 1pm today and our tour is scheduled for 1.45pm. We head back to the cabin to change and apply the all important sun screen. We pose for the obligatory photos as we leave the ship and we head to the rendezvous point for the tour. Our tour is called Sunshine and Spices. We are met by our guide called Terry and board ... read more
Cocoa plant
Grand Anse Beach & Serenade

Central America Caribbean » Grenada » Saint George February 20th 2016

Geo: 12.0648, -61.7445After a comfortable nights sailing we arise with Serenade still some distance from Grenada. Peter fetches coffees which we enjoy on the balcony in the early morning warmth. As we have an aft balcony cabin we are shielded somewhat from the easterly winds that the ship has experienced ever since we arrived in Aruba a few days ago. Breakfast is a leisurely affair in the main dining room. We dock at around 1pm today and our tour is scheduled for 1.45pm. We head back to the cabin to change and apply the all important sun screen. We pose for the obligatory photos as we leave the ship and we head to the rendezvous point for the tour. Our tour is called Sunshine and Spices. We are met by our guide called Terry and board ... read more
Cocoa plant
Grand Anse Beach & Serenade


Geo: 12, -61.7667 The sweetest sentiment one can wish a sailor is "fair winds and following seas." When the winds are fair, all is good and a sailboat will fly gently over the water; following seas means the current is pushing the boat along from behind, easily increasing speed of travel and making for a fast, mostly silent sail. We've experienced these conditions a few times so far; it is what I imagined sailing would be. But the winds are rarely still, the current is probably at odds, and the sea is perpetually changing. A good sailor has to know the boat well, plus how to read the water, the wind, the current, and to make adjustments quickly. Otherwise, even a stable catamaran could be capsized in high seas, and life on the ocean would become ... read more


Grenada Chuyen di Trinidad, Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana, Grenada, St Vincent va St Lucia. Toi du dinh di den vung Guyana tu lau vi day la vung dat con lai o South America ma toi chua dat chan den. Khong co chuyen bay di tu My den vung nay co le vi it nguoi di nen toi phai di tu My den Trinidad roi tu day di den Guyana. Di den day rat kho va dac. Trong sach ho chi de di den day phai di tu Brazil roi tu Brazil di den day. Toi tim ra duong di re hon duong di do la di tu Trinidad. Di den day dac ma vung nay cung dac do khong kem. Ve may bay di tu Trinidad den Guyana bang tien may bay bay tu My den ... read more
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Bonjour à tous, La fin approche. Nous sommes présentement rendus à Grenade pour la sortie de l'eau de Grand Style qui se fera ce mercredi 08:00 am. La plus grande préparation se fait à l'eau car c'est beaucoup plus frais pour travailler. A terre c'est parfois intenable a cause de la chaleur et le manque de vent. Les derniers jours à terre avant notre retour à St-Jean (dimanche) nous les passerons à l'hôtel avec de l'air climatisé (yes). Depuis notre dernier blogue nous avons reçu en Martinique, notre fille Annie et son amie, ma sœur Sylvie ( sœur de Gilles) et son conjoint Luc et finalement en fin de saison notre grande fille Isabelle qui a fait pour la première fois de la route avec nous (Ste-Lucie, St-Vincent et les Grenadines et Grenade ). Ce fut ... read more
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Central America Caribbean » Grenada » Saint George February 13th 2015

Friday 13th February, 2015. St George's Grenada St George's is the capital of Grenada. The city is surrounded by a hillside of an old volcano crater and is on a horseshoe-shaped harbour called The Carenage. Grenada is known as the "Island of Spice" and its main exports are cocoa bean cacao, nutmeg and mace. It has a tropical climate that ensures the success of spice production. Nutmegs are the most plentiful crop, followed by an array of spices such as mace, cloves, vanilla, cinnamon and ginger. Pati and Roy were booked on a tour so D and I decided to go to Fort George which is something we had never done before. We walked into town, and after asking a friendly policeman, were directed to an ATM. The fort was at the top of a steep ... read more
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15. The Carenage from Fort George
23. Grand Anse Beach


BARBADOS THURSDAY Bridgetown is below the hurricane belt so its buildings are fairly well intact, its population around 286,000. Another early docking and headed out to Kensington Oval where Bridgetown hosted the 2007 World Cup, a cricket crazy town, a very impressive stadium for a run down, poor sort of town. Then our main focus was to get out to the Mount Gay Rum Distillery, quite a nice walk out along the beach for about half an hour, took a tour of the distillery and then free samples, they were very generous and for the $10 tour cost, I think we drank more rum than that. They are very proud of their association with sponsoring a lot of sailing regattas, giving the winning team one of their famous red hats. They have one regatta they sponsor ... read more
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Central America Caribbean » Grenada » Saint George February 17th 2013

Grenada After a longish sail we arrived just as night was falling into Prickly Bay, Grenada. Yet did we know this would be our home for nearly three weeks! As we manoeuvred through the many boats we set the anchor and took our first glimpse of "The Bensons" Tina, Nick, Ollie and Ted a Devon based family who we met a few years ago while watching our boys play rugby in a cold wet Topsham. The Bensons had rented a villa nearby for one week and were then due to join us for one week whilst we explore the neighbouring islands. Once on land and cuddles all around we went back to their villa and enjoyed a delicious curry and the first of three nights in a bed that doesn't move! How funny what ... read more
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