Monthly archives: December, 2014

Carriacou, Grenada to Marin, Martinique

Miles: 127 Hours: 26 We had a lovely sail from Carriacou to Martinique with the winds east-southeast at 10 to 15 knots and 1 to 3 foot easterly seas. Even though we had full sail up, we had to run the engine overnight because we are still having trouble with our failing house battery bank.

Carriacou Lobster Gumbo

1 large lobster, 3-5 lbs 4 cups lobster stock 1/2 dozen freshly shucked oysters 1/4 cup bacon grease (or butter) 1/2 cup white flour 1 large onion, diced 1 large green or red pepper, diced 1 can chopped tomatoes, 14 oz 1 can chopped green chilies 1 can chopped clams or crabmeat While anchored out

Diving in Carriacou, Grenada (part 2)

We couldn’t resist going diving again with Lumba Dive. We had a great second dive with them. We visited the Barrel and Tropical Hill. There are a few snorkeling pictures mixed in here as well.

Diving in Carriacou, Grenada

Today we went diving with our new friends Richard and Diane from Lumbadive in Carriacou, Grenada. They are a class act from start to finish. The highlight for us is that they are the first dive company to have a real solution to having our kids in tow. Richard immediately suggested that we bring them

Backyard Reef Snorkeling, Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou

These photos are from the reef next to our boat. By next to, I mean that every time someone anchors between us and the reef, they end up anchoring somewhere else after their depth sounder starts freaking out. When in doubt, the completely empty spot in the crowded anchorage is probably shallow water. That spot

Snorkeling in Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou

We had a wonderful time snorkeling yesterday on the beach here in Tyrrel Bay. There is a reef near our boat as well, but given the high density of sea urchins, we spend more time keeping the kids from getting stung and less time taking pictures over there. This set of photos pretty much speaks