Jammer jump off
We wanted to cruise the most remote, secluded islands on board the smallest, most intimate ship - so we picked the Yankee Clipper which sailed out of St. Georges.
We flew from Rochester, thru Chicago to San Juan, PR to Grenada on a v-e-r-y long Saturday. Stayed at the Allamanda Beach Resort Saturday nite. Nice place with an absolutely fantastic restaurant on the premises… you have to check out this restaurant out if you go to Grenada (it’s the best kept secret on the island).
That Grenada was beautiful is an understatement, but the strolling vendors were very pushy trying to sell local wares and after the first twenty it became very annoying. Nevertheless, the food was fantastic, the Carib beer was cold and the Grand Anse beach was hot! Met some other passengers at the Tropicana (good food) for “brunch” prior to Sunday night stowaway on board the Clipper.
The ship motored out of the harbor Monday afternoon and once clear - raised the sails to Amazing Grace wafting on the ocean breeze (actually this song was played whenever the sails were raised). Anchored off Carriacou for dinner and some crab races and set sail again later that evening for Bequia. Tried to sleep on deck, but the sails make ALOT of noise. Stayed up late anyway sipping Carib and gawking at all the stars. If you've never been out at sea on a “non-foo foo” cruise, it is an incredible thing to see stars from horizon to horizon with no light pollution. Breathtaking…
[Since Bequia is actually in the St. Vincent & the Grenadines, the middle portion of this travelogue is continued there.]
…After leaving Mayreau, we stopped at Carriacou for customs into Grenada. Went ashore for a short while to purchase some Jack Iron Rum, but opted out after being warned that if the bottle leaked it could eat a hole in our luggage. Supposedly some variations are 180 proof !!! (there’s obviously a reason why it has a skull on the label)
Sadly sailed into St. George’s on Friday night and kept buying Carib’s because we could bring ourselves to face the fact that our incredible week was over.
We will definitely be back soon.
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