Civilization is a relative thing.
We are currently at rest in the Hog Island anchorage, along with more than 40 other boats. Many cruisers in Grenada consider this anchorage to be isolated as there is not a marina directly servicing the bay. In addition, in order for the people anchored here to get anywhere, they need to take a relatively long dinghy ride over to one of the adjacent bays.
Why did we move back here from Calvigny Harbor? Because Rebecca was craving a bit of civilization, or although she might not admit it, someone to talk to other than me. Unknown to most cruisers down here, Calvigny Harbor is isolated, at least if you base that on the number of cruisers present there, which for the past couple of weeks was essentially only us. To be completely accurate, there are 3 monohulls on moorings there, I assume either left for the season or belonging to one of the area’s property owners. There is also a nice yellow Wharram catamaran with a German couple on board. Our new friends told us that this couple have been in that same basic spot for 13 years, and even safely rode out Hurricane Ivan on their boat in Calvigny! Our friends on Just Drifting did come in to anchor by us a couple of times but even they grew tired of the solitude. Like us, they enjoy social time with friends in addition to their peace and quiet. And so we moved, and we’re glad we did.
Back at Hog Island we were able to reconnect with our friends on Ainulindale, the first time since they splashed their boat after hauling it at Grenada Marine. We enjoyed a great dinner on their catamaran last evening and had some fun playing Rummikub, our new favorite game. Today we intend to hop on one of the organized cruiser shopping buses to hit all the major stores to provision (not to be confused with ground provisions, although we’ll no doubt purchase some of them too).
What’s next? Well, assuming that the weather cooperates, we’ll raise anchor first thing tomorrow morning and move back to our Calvigny Harbor hideout. Why? Because that place rocks. It is as protected a spot as there is on the island, it is pretty, quiet and has easy access to the bus route. It is also closer to tomorrow’s Hash site, which for the record, is the 750th Hash to be held in Grenada. That’s a huge milestone and we’re looking forward to joining in the fun!
Kirk and Donna may choose to follow us over to Calvigny Harbor tomorrow and if they do, we won’t be quite so lonely.