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Old 29-11-2015, 07:19   #16
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Re: The Grenadines

Hi Gord May! Thanks! Mark Thanks for the info. It seems to me that the Grenadines have some security issues. I hope we will be ok with 2 young boys. We just want to relax and enjoy the culture without headaches.
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We're anchored at union now in Clifton. Really nice and safe as anywhere. The only place where boarding and theft has happened much recently is canouan. Sure there's the occasional theft elsewhere but it's no worse than anywhere else in the world.
From Grenada I'd sail up to Tyrell bay carriacou (6hrs) and check out (you have 24hrs to leave after check out). Stop at sandy island for the night on a buoy then sail to Clifton (3hrs)union island to check in at the airport and have a kite surf. Pick up a buoy or anchor on the reef. From the sail to morpion (1hr)for some great snorkelling and a lunch stop, then to Tobago keys (3hrs)to snorkel the reef. Then down to salt whistle bay mayrau (1hr) and pick up a buoy or anchor. Walk into town and have a meal with Dennis at Dennis's hideaway restaurant. Then back to Union (2hr) anchor or buoy in Chatham bay (just had a good surf there too!). Lots of turtles here on land as well and some little beach bars and restaurants. Back up to check out at Clifton the next day (2hrs) and take your pick of spots to stop on the way back south. Ronde island is an ok stop between Grenada and cariacou as well.
Morpion island is some of the nicest snorkelling I've seen in the Caribbean.
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Hi Monte, Thanks for the great info! How long are you guys in the Grenadines? We are going in June for 10 days. You said your seeing turtles on land? Dave
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Yeah Dave there's some cool land turtles in Chatham bay. I don't think we will be here in June but we were last June and the weather was the same. 30 degree air and water temp. Mostly sunny, occasional showers and 15-25kn ENE-ESE
Some surf in Chatham but pretty rare so hardly worth bringing a board. Jen almost swamped the dinghy on this set
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Hi Gord May! Thanks! Mark Thanks for the info. It seems to me that the Grenadines have some security issues. I hope we will be ok with 2 young boys. We just want to relax and enjoy the culture without headaches.
I have been going to the Grenadines for years ,dont let what you read put you off .Sure stuff happens sometimes but not often, just as with any were else . You and your kids will love it. IN Bequia Fitzy with the boat named Phat Shag (dont ask) has good moorings
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Hi, Thanks! Monte did you guys sail from Australia? I was wondering if we did bring a locking cable for our dingy. How long do you think it should be to lock the motor and dingy to the sailboat? Dave
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Hi, Thanks! Monte did you guys sail from Australia? I was wondering if we did bring a locking cable for our dingy. How long do you think it should be to lock the motor and dingy to the sailboat? Dave
I would be surprised if it was not supplied
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No Dave, we are slowly headed there from Europe. Dinghy theft is pretty rare around here. The occasional one gets knicked in Grenada. I'd say the charter co would supply a lock along with the big yellow painter . I think ex charter dinks would be at the bottom of the barrel for would be theifs, unless it's powered by a yammy 15 instead of the standard tohotsu 8
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Dave, we are doing this same trip in March (charting with Horizon Yachts). I will send you an update when we come back with tips or issues we encounter. Cheers bb.


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Hi BB, Have a great trip! As I said we are going in early June. I will love to hear how it went. Hi Monte and Jen, Sounds amazing. Are you out sailing for several years? Dave
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Yes Dave. Four years so far. The grenadines is one of the nicer places to spend some sailing time.
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Sounds amazing! How have the biting bugs been? Any issues? I'm wondering if there is anything we are forgetting to bring. We have an inflatable kayak that is kind of bulky to transport but fun to use. Much opportunities for SCUBA diving? I could spend all day snorkeling.
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Bugs and mossies are ok now. There's not many around. Inflatable kayak probably won't get a lot of use with the steady Tradewinds blowing. Ours is stowed in the locker. We use the inflatable sup occasionally though. Lots of nice snorkelling opportunities but morpion is a highlight. Anchor off the beach near petite st Vincent afterwards as well if you like, it's really beautiful.
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