The Grenadines are the most beautiful sailing area of the Caribbean, you hear again and again. There are many small islands, the sea is turquoise blue and the sun is always shining. So, anchor up and go. The first stopover was at Rodney Bay Marina in St. Lucia. There we cleaned the boat thoroughly and the kids were could play in the swimming pool. We met an American family with two little boys. Nael and Ilian could play well with them and even they could say a few words in English. In the evening they wanted to learn English with the Tiptoi book 🙂
After a long and beautiful sailing day we arrived on the first island of the Grenadines, namely Bequia. Of course there were many boats on this rather touristy island. In order to meet the children’s urge to move, we made a short hike the next day to the other side of the island to Friendship Bay and back again.
On the way we had a swim in the crystal clear warm water and it felt like in a big swimming pool.
The next island Canouan was less touristy. Again we hiked to the other side of the island.
A reef protects the white beach from waves and the intense turquoise-blue water invites you to swim. On the way we could observe a turtle from very close.
The next archipelago were the Tobago Cays, which together build a so called park.
Although here are many tourists, the animals do not seem to be bothered. We could swim with the turtles. On the land we could go so close to the iguanas that they could almost be caressed.
We met the American family again and the kids could play together nicely. Thanks to the other two boys, Nael and Ilian have taken steps in swimming, but now they also go to sleep themselves. :=)
The next anchorage we found in Clifton Bay on Union Island, just behind the coral reef, where also the kite surf school was situated.
When we drove with the dinghy through the 50 cm deep water, we suddenly saw a shadow swimming under us, which looked like a Ray.
On the way to the next island we made a short anchor stop at Sandy Island. On this uninhabited island there were many pelicans one could observe for hours. After swimming, snorkelling and playing on the beach, we swam back to the Bajka. There we drank coconut water, ate pineapple, mango and bananas. That’s how it is in paradise, right? 🙂
With a forecast of more than 30 knots of wind for the next few days, we dropped our anchor in the sheltered Tyrell Bay in Carriacou. This time we did not walk to the other side of the island, but went to the other side of the bay through the mangroves. Unfortunately the way was not like on the map. But a few local kids helped us out and showed us where to play football among the mangroves, or how to get the crabs out of the holes to eat afterwards. It was a little strange to us, but it was so natural for these kids.