40 nm (including the Grenadines)
7 hours overall
It was unreasonably calm when we departed from Chatham Bay. Even for the lee of an island it was just dead flat, variable 5 knot winds. Planning to stay a few days, we pulled into Clifton on the south side of Union Island to find the anchorage jam packed. Also a water taxi guy came out and followed us around trying to, I guess, get us to pay him to show us where to anchor. There wasn’t room.
In the end, Captain Crunch did a few lazy donuts in the harbor while Captain Daddy went ashore to clear out. This would be our fastest ever customs interaction as it only took us a little over an hour to reach Carriacou.
It is good to be back in Grenada. We really love it here and the people are just wonderful. Even the crazy assed boat boy, Warrior, who we met earlier in the season. It is silly, but little things like knowing which boat boys are crazy, and yet still fun to talk to, makes this feel like home.
Kick’em Jenny is acting up, so we’re keeping an ear towards the VHF in case there are any problems. It seems unlikely that it would effect us directly as the previous eruptions have had relatively little impact on the nearby islands. We didn’t even notice the earthquakes last week while we were on board, but the people on shore in Bequai said the tremor was quite noticeable. Apparently the two events are not related.
Whether it erupts or not, we will be giving it a wide berth when we sail past in a few days on our way to Grenada proper. We’re looking forward to catching up with our friends on Gavroche and Gone Walkabout. Hopefully we’ll get the chance to finally get our kids together with the folks from Sasquatch as well.