Category: Science

Chatham Bay, Union Island to Tyrrel Bay, Carriacou

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



Exploring Les Saintes

I’m really tempted not to say anything nice about Les Saintes. In fact, it is awful here. Never come here! Oh…. alright. I’m lying. Les Saintes is an absolute gem. It combines the best of civilization (good restaurants, decent provisioning, no IRS offices) with great access to nature and even a few undeveloped pocket anchorages.



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



School Days

Now that we are at anchor and we are no longer able to avail ourselves of ridiculously expensive air conditioning, school starts just after sunrise at 6 AM. We found out in a hurry that it is best to be completely done with thinking activities before the heat of the day sets in. It isn’t