Monday, June 27, 2011
Let's Go to Carriacou!
The auto pilot isn't quite working yet. Scott found out that there is a part or two still missing and those are now on order. They say they'll be here in a week. We figure probably two.
So why sit still when you can sail? That's what we say.
All other systems are good - finally - so we decided to head up the road about 30 miles to the next island north. It's still part of the Grenada government so we don't need to check out and in. And we're ready for a little sailing. Weather should be good and hopefully the wind will stay east and not turn north too soon.
It's been 3 weeks since we landed back in Grenada. It's been quite a transition from the Chicago way of life. First of all, there is no Lucy here and she and her parents are sorely missed by us. We had gotten into a groove in Chicago and really liked it. Well - Scott was ready to re-retire from teaching high school, but besides that Chicago is a great place to live.
Now we're back in the Caribbean and indeed it takes a little while to get used to island time and island weather again - not to mention getting used to living on the boat. You're always in motion and in fact I felt myself swaying back and forth while standing at the bar at da big Fish today waiting for our groceries to be delivered. After all our work (mostly Scott's) putting the auto helm together and fixing the fuel tank among other things, the boat is actually looking like ours again.
We needed to get more food on board. So today I went to the Food Land for cans of chicken and ham then to CK's for cases of juice, then to IGA for fresh fruit and produce. Our lockers are now full of goodies that should last a month. Well -- maybe not the rum but the rest should last.
We're still not sure what the future holds. Depending on when these auto pilot parts arrive we may or may not be heading north to Puerto Rican waters. Time will tell.
In the meantime we plan to have a lovely sail to Carriacou and try to remember how to make the pointy end go forward!