As if we had never left
Does it seem strange that Rebecca and I consider Grenada to be more a home to us now than Canada? I know it doesn’t seem weird to us. Only minutes after we made it to shore in St. Georges on Friday after our passage, we were already reconnecting with old pals. It was as if we had never left.
We cleared into the country at Port Louis Marina which was a first for us. I would definitely use that C&I office again though as the guys working there were friendly and efficient. We celebrated our successful trip from St. Lucia with our friends at happy hour but called it an early night to have dinner back on ZTC. The fatigue from the 27 hours of sailing was slowly sneaking up on us.
With the wind and seas once again forecast to pick up, we figured that we’d be better off in the very protected Hog Island anchorage than we would be at St. Georges where we initially stopped. With that in mind, we picked up anchor yesterday morning to make the 8 mile trip around the corner. As we rounded Pt. Salines to head directly into the wind and seas, we immediately felt sorry for our friends who still need to make the easterly trek from the Virgins to St. Martin. That kind of trip is never fun. Fortunately for us, we only had a few miles to go.
We just completed a 27 hour passage and now you want to move the boat again? Are you crazy?
Hog Island was just where we left it and we were happy to see that our preferred anchoring spot was wide open. After ensuring that our boat was well secured, Rebecca dropped the kayak in the water to go for a bit of a tour. When she returned, she again said that it was as if we had never left. Many of the same boats that were here 6 months ago are here again, anchored in virtually the same spot. Or is it that they’re still here, never having left? If not, who can blame them?
With today being Sunday, we anticipate that some sort of party will be happening at Roger’s Beach Bar later today. Of course, we plan to attend and are looking forward to reconnecting with even more of our cruising pals.
It’s like we never left!