Wednesday, April 27, 2005

St. Vincent and the Grenadines...

sunset in salt whistle bay, island of mayreau

Deborah and I just returned from a weeklong sailing adventure in the Caribbean’s Windward Islands with old friends Hillary and Layne Ballard and four members of the Marina Sailing Club out of southern California. Eight days and nights with eight people on a forty-five foot catamaran might seem like tight quarters to some, but with a comfortable main salon, large cockpit, and separate cabins and heads for each couple, it was luxurious.

This is the place to be if you enjoy soaking up the sun, dependable warmth, snorkeling and diving in warm waters, exploring reefs, and predictable trade-wind sailing, not to mention fascinating people, lots of local color, and rum drinks galore.

We sailed about 120 nautical miles, anchored or moored at eight islands, and enjoyed lots of great sunsets. And at the Firefly in Mustique, I found a piano to play for two nights and an appreciative audience of locals and other visitors. If you want more, I’ve logged our trip with the Spindrift's general log.


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