A superb sail from Carriacou took us to Grenada, the island that was devastated by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. Here we spent a couple of weeks in St Georges relaxing, and during this time I completed my Advanced Open Water Diver course. There are some spectacular wreck dives off Grenada as well as some beautiful scenery inland. We teamed up with Iceni to do a day's tour inland seeing abandoned aircraft at a disused airfield, the solar powered Grenada Chocolate Factory and a Rum distillery. We also spent a week ashore at Spice Island Marine for a much-needed anti-foul and topsides polish. This yard took a direct hit in Ivan, and hundreds of boats were destryed in this yard! As it is now hurricane season we were not sorry to leave and sail overnight to Trinidad.
Date(s): June 2006. Album by Gerard Coulson. Photos by Gerard Coulson. 1 - 46 of 46 Total. 6043 Visits.
Hoisting Grenada at Petite Martinique
Clarabella hauls out after a year in the water
And this is after months of snorkelling to keep her clean
An old plane at a disused airfield
Iain being Iain
Steps would be nice!
Aisle seat sir!
One for the ladies
It's done this way
Now we're talking!
Automation Grenada style
Now everyone's happy!
The solar-powered chocolate factory
One for the boys!
The wheel id still used to power the crusher
The water-powered crusher
Cutting some cane for the kids to suck
And this was before the tasting!
Icenis and Clarabellas learn more about Rum
The distillation pans - note the hard work going on in the background
A local at Grand Etang
Some fledged herons about to leave their nest at the Grenada Yacht Club