Will work for beer!
It’s been a squally couple of days here in Grenada. Following Thursday afternoon’s post-volleyball happy hour, the heavens opened up in the worst rain squall we have seen to date. All the players were hunkered down at Secret Harbor Marina, waiting for the rain to pass when our friends on the catamaran Kookabura received a message that their boat was dragging. We immediately offered to head back to Hog Island with them in case they needed any help so we all rushed down to our dinghies, prepared to get wet. Although I say prepared, that is a bit of an overstatement as we were in no way ready for just how bad the weather was going to be during the dinghy ride back. The rain was blowing sideways into our faces making it almost impossible to look straight ahead. When we rounded the point, moving out of the shelter of Mt. Hartman Bay, we both actually got a bit concerned realizing just how dangerous it was to be out there in conditions like that. As it turns out, by the time we made it back to our friends’ boat, it was already secure although none too soon. Apparently three guys from neighboring boats got on board and deployed two extra anchors to hold Kookabura off the reef. It sure is nice to have friends!
No, this isn’t a pic from here. We were a bit too busy during the storm to be taking photos.
This, of course, wasn’t the only drama created by the intense squalls. Boats were dragging all over the place including our other friends Happy Times and a huge commercial ship in the middle of Clarke’s Court Bay. Let’s just say that the VHF radio was alive with drama throughout the evening. Did we drag? Well, we actually gave this some serious thought, checking our bearings on neighboring boats and the shoreline. If anything, the storm may have just buried our anchor deeper into the mud. I bet it’ll be fun trying to get it out when it comes time to leave.
Yesterday wasn’t anywhere near as bad weather wise although the morning did start out looking a bit ugly. For this reason, we spent most of the day on board ZTC doing laundry with all the fresh rain water we collected and working on our websites. Since we’ve been here in Grenada I’ve had at least three people trying to enlist my services to help them with their websites/blogs. Perhaps I should hang a sign out that says “Will work for beer!”
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