The image pic: Calypso Island of Halifax bay.
Stretching our legs ashore at Halifax.
We started at the little beach just beside where we anchored and hiked up the hill. Reaching the top we were spoiled by beautiful views and like always – amazing nature. Hoping to find some civilisation, we followed the path and reached the main road which runs along the west coast of Grenada. A few houses along the street and a papaya plantation was all we found. Though the walk was fantastic especially after another complete lockdown weekend.
in the middle Calypso Island , we were anchored to rhe right of the picture we found only a few houses no idea kind of plant it is but I liked the curled in leaves a small papaya plantation with the quite common sign a papaya plant with an astonishing amount of fruits Our last garbage walk to the hamlet of Brizan, before we sailed to Saline island / Carriacou
we left the dinghi at the beach and walked through the river. Fortunately a local showed us where to go through the water as it was pretty deep and you really had to know where to put your feet if you didn´t want to get completely wet. 😁 this poor puppy lost his mom somewhere in the woods up the hill and the nice local picked it up the northern part of Halifax bay just a typical house I liked the way of drying the clothes Brizan at it full size easy peasy water pipeline a vegetable/fruit stall., unfortunately obviously nobody was selling anything the river mouth which we had to cross back to get to our rib our last evening in Halifax bay Our trip to Saline Island / Carriacou
goodbye Halifax bay somewhere between Gouyave and Victoria the northern end of Grenada. How excited we were when we arrived 8 month ago and sailed down this side of Grenada to finally arrive in St George. Now were excited to leave to explore soon more islands I cleaned the venyl windows – so clear 👌 just passing Ronde island I opened the cocoa ready to suck the beans close to Saline island, just passing the ” Mushroom” and arrived at the anchorage of Saline island Saline island
that booth used to be the well known vegetarian restaurant; unfortunately the owner got very sick and left to go back home to Italy the proof that we were anchoring in shallow water another proof😎 El Capitano checking the anchor Ron, Faye and Shiny having a stand up bath the owner of the island buried his father here as he loved the island so much. What a beautiful place to be buried. El Capitano inhaling the gorgeous view Altimate shaking sofltly her butt in the waves curious Saline here begging for cuddles sweet doggy enjoying cuddles solar crabs, favorite dish for fish such a cute the dried out fresh water area in the north east part of Saline three shadows walking the desert sweet boys at the water hole a spectacular view to the east, the saltworks on the south part of Saline, the next little islet is White island and the rock in the back is the “Mushroom” the northern part, here good to see, the dried out fresh water area and of course beautiful Altimate the view to the south, Frigate Island and a bit further Large Island (a funny name for a small islet) looking north west, on the left side of the pic again White Island, compared to that, Carriacou seems huge looking north half way down the hill, Ron was clearing the way with his cutlass for us when necessary even I could walk around Altimate Ron and Faye one huge solar crab, it was too big to properly fit in our bucket; I was scared he could escape from there so we didn’t take him Ron had a rope fixed for dinghies to come ashore, I can’t imagine so many boats in the bay for which Ron prepared the rope Ron and family had visitors over from Carriacou for lunch and a swim-walk one day the three of them saying goodbye; they went over to “the main land” to get some groceries ,we were leaving for good or at least for a long time Our Lastdays in Tyrrel Bay/Carriacou
Our ” Catch of the day” a Baracuda already headless our first day of socializing at Paradise Beach, we were helping Irma and Kevin getting their new heavy rib back in the water some last pics of Tyrrel bay just coming out of Alexis, the grocery store; the booth close to the water sells groceries as well when will Ikea finally open? It does look like an Ikea store, doesn’t it? Well we heard it’ll be soon another grocery store Tyrrel bay beach direction Carriacou Marina the beach opposite direction (north) the dinghy dock at Carriacou marina pole art at the yard of Frogs and the ” After ours Supermarket ” Ron showed us how to clean a prickly pear; it is so easy if you know what to do! Just rub the nasy tiny prickles softly on grass or surface and just like this they’re gone. now I wanted to try the fruit, looked yammi, but was not my favorite. I guess it’d be better to make juice while having a walk with Louise and Joseph we found this turtle walking around the beautiful I-don’t-know-the-name-of-plants and the boys walking ahead of us somewhere at the south east part of the island we got picked up to our dive just in front of Altimate, the hatches still open Alex preparing our lobster 😋 The new owner of Iguana at the Carriacou marina was a huge football fan, so after a long time we could watch football on a big sreen again me swimming back from noodling Diane from Lumba Dive which I knew from noodling helped me to get our cutlass sharpened from a local; while I was waiting I found the keyholder she made a cactus plant, which Diane was growing
Calvin a very nice and smart mechanic did the valve adjustment on the engine which Norbert couldn’t do himself and a last breakfast at Sally’s place the Kayak Kafe it is a must go in Hillsborough; Sally is a wonderful lady with terrific food and an amazing history and such a fun lady! a last evening
The health centre “L’Esterre” close to Tyrrel bay I took some pics while we were waiting to get our swabs the waiting room and a surgery