Porpoises, like their outgoing cousins the dolphins, are typically thought to be good omens for sailors. There are however a couple of porpoises that one would not be so lucky to run into, figuratively or literally.
On the south coast of Grenada, just off of Prickly Point, lies a 3 foot high cluster of rocks that are “as nasty a group of rocks as you could find to get wrecked on,” or so says Chris Doyle in his book Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands. The rocks are awash and often difficult to spot, and as is typical in many parts of the world, they are unmarked by any buoys or lights.
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There is plenty of room to safely travel between them and the mainland, but one certainly does need to be aware of their location when transiting the area. These porpoises would not be too cute so see up close to your boat!
This would be pretty hard to pick up at night or in bad weather.