After the shopping day we stayed on the boat all day yestarday. We did a few jobs, removed the old name (Libertas), which was not an easy task, we got the ice maker going (yipee), we erected a big shade cover which works a treat, commisioned the dingy, went for a paddle in the Kayak, had a sleep and I have found a taste for an almond rum that Bruce bought on his boat buying trip. We are finding out things about the boat all the time and there is still a lot to learn. Today started off fine, but as I’m typing this it is raining (still hot) and our planned dingy drip to another marina might be cancelled. Water temperature is around 29c. I know this is a bit of a boring blog as life has slowed down from the first couple days, we are now in go slow mode and doing what takes our fancy. Some pics of the boat and Clarks Court bay marina.
Today which is our second day in Grenada we met a fellow Aussie waiting for the Friday bus that picks up the Cruising people for weekly shopping in Saint George ($10 Eastern Caribbean dollars return). Our new Friend David has been here for the last 6 months and is a wealth of knowledge which was fantastic to learn the lay of the land. The people and town of St Georges has a great vibe, they are very happy people and very relaxed. David showed us all the good spots and we had to have a beer at different places along the way. The pictures will tell the story.
Some reflections on Miami South Beach, you would not know you were in America as all the people speaking English have a Spanish accent and speak Spanish between themselves. There is not a lot to do, the beach is like Surface Paradise but with coarse sand, fixed structures and hotel beach umbrellas.
We are now in Grenada, wow what a lovely beach that met us when we walked out of our over night stay after flying from Miami the night before. Bruce was saying things like “oh my god” and this is what it’s all about. The locals are lovely people with beautiful smiles.
We got a taxi and travelled through the peak hour towards Clark Court Bay Marina and the Boat. I think Bruce was a a bit nervous and excited as we approached the marina. It was all there and as big and beautiful as he imagined. We spent the day cleaning the hull as after 4 months of mold and dirt to clean off.and it came up a treat, but there is a lot more to do. The weather is warm around 29c and the humidity is a little high 85% but there is a breeze which balances in out.
It all started with our plane being delayed at Melbourne then did not improve from there. We therefore missed our connection and got on a later flight to Miami.We did arrive eventually and found our room only had one King bed after the booking stated 2 beds (not happy). We won the war and got a room with a sofa bed. We are on Ocean Drive Miami and as we arrived at night the place was alive, bright lights and music and fancy people (much like Lygon st, but happy hour is open ended). Our room faces away from the main street and is relatively quiet. Ten hours of beautiful sleep did the trick and today we got out and about and did some shopping, had a great lunch, nice beer and watched the passing parade (cars Mustangs very common then Ferraris Porshes etc). Tomorrow afternoon we are off to Grenda and the boat.