Not stuck in one spot
This coming weekend the Grenada Hash House Harriers will be holding their annual Hash in Carriacou and as we did last year, we’ll be sailing up to take part in the fun. Since we arrived in Grenada in June, we’ve enjoyed being on the move a lot more than we did last year. Although it was not our intention to remain so stationary in 2011, it’s pretty easy to just stay put when you find yourself in a nice anchorage with friendly people. Note that we see this same behavior with many of our friends who stay at Port Louis Marina too. Is is pretty nice there after all so who can blame them? Anyway, we have not fallen into that pattern again this year and may be stretching it even further soon with a trip to Trinidad.
The pre-hash pic from last Saturday’s event.
Rebecca and I got a jump on the pack. Thanks Brian Steele for this photo!
In the category of “strange things one might see at a Hash” there is…
It has long been our intention to travel to Trinidad and if things line up, we may even head down there as early as next week. Just to keep our options open, Rebecca would like to take the STCW 95* that I did last year and we both need to have medicals done. Unfortunately the RYA would not accept the medical that I had completed last year by the Grenadian doctor. In order to obtain the commercial endorsement on my Captain’s license I need to have a medical done by an MCA approved doctor and the only ones “in the area” are in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Barbados. We all know how I feel about sailing to Barbados, right?
Anyway, before we head down there we need to confirm that the doctor will be available to see us both and that Rebecca can get in on this course. If we can’t swing that for October, the next session takes place mid-November and we’ll head down there then. We have many friends who speak highly of Trinidad so, even though Rebecca will be tied up for several days of our trip, we’re quite eager to see for ourselves some of the fun things that the island has to offer. Perhaps we’ll even get to Hash!
*To see the fun that Rebecca has in store for herself at the STCW 95 course, check out these posts:
- Day 1: The theory of fire
- Day 2: Baptism by fire
- Day 3: First Aid
- Day 4: I will survive
- Day 5: Fire and then water
Calivigny Harbor has recently become one of our favorite anchorages in Grenada.
It is quiet, protected…
and beautiful, both from the water and from the shore.