Mayreau (pronounced My Row) is the smallest of the inhabited Grenadines as it is only 1 ½ square miles in area and has a population of about 300 residents. We moved here from Union Island which wasn’t a large jump, but it felt like a world away. We had an enjoyable sail which was nice after having been at anchor for some time at Frigate Island. What should have been only a 2 hour move turned... Read Full Entry
Like so many others we love to travel and we love to sail so cruising makes a lot of sense. Janice has retired from Cornell as a business manager and Bob has retired from South Seneca school district as the high school principal. It's time to sell the house, get rid of whatever doesn't fit on our 40 foot Caliber LRC named Tsamaya (this means Travel Well in Setswana) and set off to see the world. Our reasons for publishing this blog is twofold, first to keep in touch with our friends and family and secondly to share our experiences. If you would like to receive notification when we have added ... full info
Is it from outer space?It is hard to show but the large catamaran had quite the lighting scheme on in the evenings. From a distance it almost looked like an UFO had landed as it even had blue light lighting up all of the water around the boat in the evenings.
BromeliadsMany of the cacti we saw were covered with bromeliads in “giant” sizes.
A sunriseIt sometimes is hard to catch a good sunrise, but think I was able to pull it off this time. Hope you enjoy it Sharon!
Roots“Roots” sold us a very fresh red snapper and thankfully cleaned and filleted it as well. We had a great dinner that night and still had enough to put in the freezer.
SunsetThe orange glowing ball sinking down at the end of Union Island.
Cruising By We are getting a chance to see quite a variety of ships while in the Grenadines. Unfortunately we couldn’t see any name on this one so can’t look up any details on it. She was very impressive.
Work is never doneDays we wait for weather gives us some time to work on finishing the teak – it is an unending project on a boat.
High on a HillThe only village on Mayreau is located quite high on the hill. The street going up to it is straight up so everyone must have good leg muscles here. It reminded me of climbing the hill at Cornell! The view from there is worth the climb.
Another NeighborYou never know what might pull in behind you in an anchorage. We looked this one up and found you can charter the Mon Plaisir for only $356,188 per week. What a deal as it is 153 feet long and can accommodate 10 people!
Lots of Crops HereThe volcanic soil is very good for the crops. We saw this field of corn stalks, but also lots of pigeon peas, sorrel and okra growing as well. They have quite a climb to bring the produce up to the village.