Exploring Grenada and Carriacou

A Week Aboard S/V Sabado: 6/25/2023 – 7/2/2023

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Monday morning, we took the dinghy to shore to explore Saint George’s, the capital of Grenada. We walked around the entire horseshoe-shaped harbor, checking out the fishing boats that were rafted up six ships deep!

Nicknamed “Spice Island,” Grenada’s key crops include nutmeg, cocoa, cloves, vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger. Consequently, the air smells sweet, and quality spices are easy to find. We picked up some dark chocolate and cinnamon while we were out and stopped for breakfast before returning home. We spent the rest of the day catching up on boat chores and relaxing. We hadn’t had much sun since Tropical Storm Bret had passed, so we kept an eye on our power consumption, hoping to get by without running our generator… 🤞🏼

Tuesday morning, we met up with an old friend (and local taxi driver) to go grocery shopping. He took us to several stores: Le Boucher for fresh meat and cheese, a local fruit and vegetable market, then a proper grocery store for any last odds and ends. We picked up the usual, plus a few fun items, including a new fruit to try and some cinnamon + bay leaf cocoa balls (used here for hot chocolate!). We washed our produce and put everything away, then headed over to the fuel dock. We needed some diesel after our trip down here and wanted to fill our water tanks so we wouldn’t have to use our limited power supply to run our watermaker this week. The guys on the dock at Grenada Yacht Club were so friendly! They were excited about our YouTube Channel and asked if they could put our sticker on display. ☺️

We spent the day Wednesday taking care of Sabado. We did some chores and routine maintenance and FaceTimed our friends who are still in the USVI. We’ve accepted that long-distance friendships are a consequence of our chosen lifestyle, but we were spoiled spending months in the same waters as them this year!!

We had dinner at home that night and watched a fantastic sunset from the boat.