Another beautiful Day…Monday January 20th. hearing the ocean surf. They (Resort) say close the balcony doors when you go to sleep…
Not what I want to do… I feel safe and love to falling asleep and waking up with listening to the waves crushing onto the beach. Kind of miss the rocking to sleep on the “Lady Natalie” though. The ground I walk on is moving to the waves….
Going to be another beautiful day by the beach… thinking of where the Lady Natalie may be sailing to on her next adventure as I watch he drift away to in the Sea…what are the chances I’ll be here again one day I ask myself?
Every Day here is beautiful….
My Last Evening sunset joy and happiness.
I say Thank You to all that made this trip so special and a joy in my Life
This was totally something I have never done before… Go to a Restaurant and eat on my own.
I was hungry and was tired of eating on my own for past days. So thought I’ll go check out this “Umbrella’s Beach Bar” that the Resort I stayed in recommend and it was soooo close…
Cool I can walk on the sandy white beach to my restaurant and don’t have to worry about drinking and driving… OMG I am going to sit down and have a meal on my own… glad I did!
…shortly after I ordered my supper and yes glass of wine… this place started to rock… Band, that I didn’t know started to play and believe me this bar was rocking along all night…Absolutely a must visit if you are ever at Grand Anse Beach in Grenada!!! This bar was totally a hot spot to be at…
Walking home to the resort I stopped by the resort directly to my place Coyaba you should have heard the music playing there.. so romantic, I decide to sat for a little and just listen to it.
Wake up girl, it’s a new day …I had 6 pillows to snuggle up to. OMG that is luxury…Bed was sooo crazy big. I could sleep in any direction and my toes never stuck out of the bed..LOL
Looking out to the my perfect view and hearing the ocean … what more can I wish for on this day of Sunday, January 19. 2020. Most are dealing with snow back home..
I am the lucky one to walk on the white sand of Grand Anse in Grenada.
Seeing the Luxurious Resorts that are $$$+ for one night say… Cool yes look at the places… seriously? Not one person was there!
I think I am the lucky one staying at Allamanda Beach Resort. I have the staff at this Resort talking to me enjoying the beautiful sunshine in the garden… I believe that is what counts. This gentleman working there said he used to live in Scarborough. How cool is that… Grand Anse Beach is Beautiful
I am surrounded by absolutely beautiful sunrise, beach, the water is my joy, luxury, happyiness, amazing people, happiness, restaurants, sunset….
Getting up In Paradise “Carriacou” one last time… before crew needs to go off Boat tomorrow Day 10 in Grenada. So this time we are not forgetting to put the dingy on deck…
This sailing to Grenada 30 NM of sailing took us I believe 6 hours if I remember correctly. The wind was good. As we sailed on auto pilot across nice soft Sea… LOL I think their is probably a proper sailing term for this.. But I don’t know that yet… I so far have only taken the SKS. But gone to many mentoring evening sails with Grassroots Sailing Centre in past year.
It looks like we all had some moments to be yourself. This back passage made us sleepy… some did read a book, some drifted off into lalal land. Crocheting for a little or soaking up the sunshine on the deck for a bit.. guess who:-) leave it up to me to bring my passion for knitting and crocheting along on any trip.
Arrived in St. George at the Harbor. Look who is right beside us… and in front of us was a Sailboat that had 2 couples on it with their young kids. Sailed across the ocean from France and are on their sailing adventure for 1 full year.. soooo cool. I wish I could do that one day. It was so much fun to be in the Caribbean and hear the children songs I grew up in Switzerland in Swiss German. Honestly It was perfect!!
After a little relaxing hours docked at the marina. We wondered over to the Victory Bar and Restaurant in St. Georges Bay. Very nice place for a beautiful last night together with sailing team.
You should have seen some of these big Yachts and the wealth that goes with it.. Unbelievable. The lighting in them and going into the water..
After a fantastic relaxing afternoon on Sandy Beach with sunset, perfect turquoise water we did get a bit hungry..
So we had the water taxi come and get us and take us over to Paradise Beach… What a ride… that guy is definitely speeding, or so it felt.. Almost like a roller coaster ride… just on water. What a thrill…loved it!
Paradise Beach Club is another heaven on Earth I think. Allison the owner with her staff so full of smiles and joy for what they do. I am so in love with your place Alison.
A lady was at the bar believe from the England with her hubby.. playing music from her computer.. so cool. Let’s go dancing I said to the crew …as we wait for the food.
Ah so leave it up to me to go first. SO I did chatting with the lady..she said go ask my hubby… ok. dancing we are.. next lets change it up a bit. You go get a lady, I go get a gentleman.. and so on we danced till almost all where on the sandy beach dancing.. It just takes one person to start.. voila it a fun night… under the tropical sky on the beach by Paradise Beach Club
Allison your food is amazing Your staff.. Just love them. Thank you so much for the Conch shell you kindly gave me as a memory.
My heart was happy and so loved this evening… chatting on the deck under the stars… as I was falling a sleep on deck. Kapt’n Dave was worried and said you all should really moved in to cockpit… Waking up in morning with pillow under my head and blanket on me…;-) such a wonderful feeling. Thank YOU.
“Memories …Some call me crazy for sleeping on the balcony in Florida last February so I could hear the ocean. Memories to remember…”
Yes I was in total amazement and could not believe how unbelievably blessed I felt as we sailed into this Bay. Paradise Beach on one side of the bay and Sandy Island on the other side. The water OMG I honestly can say I have only one other time (Antigua) seen the water so Turquoise as it is her…
“Sandy Island, off the west side of Hillsborough Bay, is a favorite daytime destination for snorkelers and sailors. It’s a tiny postcard-perfect reef island of glistening sands surrounded by turquoise waters.”
That water was so turquoise blue…. Just wishing we could have stayed longer. I know we all have to get back one day to reality … flights to catch.. new crew coming on board..
Early evening on Lady Natalie.. spending time together so full of laughter, fun moments, time to relax and enjoy the beauty of this incredible Beach.
So I have to tell you something. I need to write thing down in a book when I travel next time. Apparently I had a memory laps somewhere on this trip… we have seen sooo many spectacular places and for me it was a little overwhelming to see all this … paradise. A experience I will not forget, can you tell I am still dreaming about it.
Memory laps was: It looks like we sailed directly from Halifax Harbor to Paradise Beach…NONONO!!! We actually anchored in Carriacou first! Glad Annabelle cleared this up for me…
ahh ok now we are a little hungry lets take the dinghy to shore… and enjoy a meal at “The Slipway” YUMMY.
Craving for food all taken care of now.. back to the Lady… to enjoy the evening on board…Always fun too
A good night sleep… to refresh for a new day of sailing…
This must be one of the most special places for me…
Heartfelt Moments.… Happy Valentine’s Day..
I don’t believe I have walked on black sand before….This evening sunset was so magical. Dave, Clinton and I snorkeled from the Lady Natalie over to the beach. As Annabelle took the dinghy to keep an eye on us.
I don’t sometimes know what makes me so happy seeing something so magical like this beach.
I guess it’s just the simpleness in Life,
Feeling the sand on my toes, waves on my legs, wind in my face.
Back on the Lady we enjoyed such a beautiful happy evening together… Thank you for this Memory
We are really enjoying this special coffee every morning. Thank You
Our morning views have alwys been so refreshing and peaceful. Today is the first morning though that we are enjoying looking out to the open sea.
We are off to sail across to Carriacou today, a 30 mile sail. So excited to see this. My first time going out in to the open ocean water. Yes we always have land in sight.. but jut not close by..
After we sailed for several hours the Kapt’n noticed that the horizon is starting to not be there anymore. Or lets say not as distinct as sky to water was earlier on, a storm was coming in. And we have still more then half to sail to Carriacou… time to go back and anchor at Halifax Harbor. The weather is turning and we don’t want to head into this storm.
Glad we did turn Lady Natalie around… Because we would not have been able to experience this so romantic island. With totally black sand…
Our anchorage for tonight after turning back from an attempted passage from Grenada to Carriacou. … I can’t wait to show you some of the moments here….
So you may have wondered when are we going to sail… ?
The wind and weather have been a bit up and down in the past 3 days. Heavier winds, rain at times. A crew new at sailing, like myself that have never been out on the ocean sailing. Kapt’n Dave decided to do the on island tours first do to the weather.
Today we are heading from Clark’s Coke Boatyard & Marina to St. George. But first Dave, our Kapt’s needs to change the belt on the motor.Morning job for him… Oh I am now trying to think what the rest of the crew did? I know I ask to see the motor.
I should have watched Dave so I learn… gurr I didn’t think of that then. Did walk up to marinas Wood shop with Dave to see what the status is on a job they where doing for him.
Some where enjoying a longer sleep in the morning AND THAT WAS totally ok with the rest of the crew. Then the helped on the deck was so much easier.. smiles
Sailing over to St. George’s Inner Harbour… We are sailing!! YESSSS
I believe we stopped at Grenada Yacht Club to fill up some fuel and water for “Lady Natalie”. And some food with liquids for us too. Every Port has it’s memory.
Then went to anchor out of bay… look at this picture perfect sunset…
First experience going a little further on dinghy on the ocean to have supper at Nutmeg Restaurant… I tell you this can’t get any better…. smiles so I thought.. but wait till you read my next view days.. It’s a dream coming true…
Sweet and Juicy. Starfruit just freshly picked from the tree. You should see the size of them and sooooo many just hanging on this tree. The owner of the home came over to see us and told us to just take as many as we like as she can’t keep them all. Wow. How amazing is that.
I tell you the Grenadian people are so nice and kind to us. I would be honored to call them my friends.
From Chocolate to Rum… that sounds not bad either. We tasted lots of chocolate so sweet and yummy. Now we are at River Antoine Rum Distillery, It is the Oldest rum distillery on the island featuring 250-year-old equipment!
River Antoine Rum Distillery
“River Antoine proudly makes their pure cane juice rum from locally grown, hand cut, organic sugar cane. The juice is extracted by crushing the stalks multiple times in a waterwheel-powered cane crusher. The steady rush of water that turns the wheel is diverted from a local river and depending on whether it’s rainy or dry season, is only allowed to flow for a few hours per day”
What a beautiful place to visit. This setting I think would be so romantic for a wedding.
The grounds are so unique in so many ways. We had a fantastic tour of how they make their rum… Ohh yes I know I have to admit I was more interested in the beauty of this Distillery Grounds then in the rum making… Sorry.
This was just to perfect.. rain showers as we sipped the rum.. Had to restrain myself from dancing in the warm rain… I have been know to do that.
If you had told me I am going to be having a Mona Monkey on my head this trip I would have not believed you.. well guess again.
It is something so special to have had this amazing visit her at Grand Etang National Rainforest. I am so thankful to have had this totally unexpected joy in my life. Meeting a Mona Monkey… My mom will be so envious.
Look at us all, who doesn’t sometimes love to monkey around and have fun. Cutty our tour guide is able to call them out of the jungle they even steel the food out of his pockets.
The mona monkey was transported to the island aboard slave ships headed to the New World during the 18th century. Its tail and legs are black and the face is blue-grey with a dark stripe across the face. The mona monkey carries food in cheek pouche. An Old World monkey that comes from western Africa between Ghana and Cameroon.