Leopard 4600 – Day 1
As predicted, internet sans ZTC’s Wirie is a bit harder to come by. That small drawback aside, there is pretty much nothing to dislike about what we’ve been up to since yesterday.
After leaving ZTC parked beside a monstrous catamaran (MONSTROUS!), Rebecca, Michael, Sam and I (yes, of course we didn’t leave our sailor cat behind) headed north in the Leopard on route to Carriacou. It’s hard to say whether it was the weather or the boat but I can honestly say that we have not had a smoother sail north from Grenada. With reefed main and Genoa the 4600 sailed beautifully, at times giving us 2/3 wind speed.
This is a bit of a fun trip for Rebecca and I because we planned stops that were not only new to our friend Michael but to the two of us as well. In perfect time for sundowners, we parked the boat on a mooring ball at Sandy Island west of Carriacou last evening, our first time there. We had a great evening of gourmet food and drink, nice conversation and a super-comfortable sleep. Yeah, that boat has great ventilation. This morning we cast off from the mooring ball and motored around the tip of the island to Petite Martinique, another place we had yet to visit.
What’s on tap for tomorrow? Great question. Just because we’re on a different boat doesn’t mean that we’ve started running on a concrete schedule. We’ll wait and see where the wind and our moods direct us. Stay tuned.