Something different for us
We spent part of yesterday evening doing something unique for us, we attended a meeting about the proposed establishment of a new Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Grenada. This is definitely not something we would typically do as meetings like that are not our thing. That said, the MPA they are proposing includes one of the most popular anchorage areas in Grenada and thus, affects cruisers directly.
The first good thing about this is that they had a public meeting in the first place. I suspect that in many areas, the government would simply do what they want without that type of consultation. Unfortunately, outside of the people running the meeting, only about 9 people attended, and Rebecca and I, and our two friends made up 4 of the nine!
The biggest concern by the cruisers (I think) is that if the MPA is established, the St. Georges anchorage area will disappear and will be replaced by a mooring field. Most cruisers trust their own ground tackle more than they do sometimes questionably-maintained moorings, and paying for a mooring for a long-term stay would be cost prohibitive. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out. There is another meeting scheduled for tomorrow.