Category: St. Vincent & Grenadines
Curtis came 6pm sharp to pick us up for the dinner. Super reliable, helpful, friendly and funny.
We had a chat with Rosi and Orlando and acknowledged, that this is a special TO Base, no doubt. The overall arrangement is well thought through, the dinner delicious in a perfect sunset environment. Thank you!
We have left the Grenadines against our plan as we need to fix a technical issue on the boat. Return is open at the moment.
In short, our service battery bank has aged quickly over the last couple of weeks and we are now at 12.0V only at 95% SOC (state of charge). This is despite the fact, that they have been declared in Puerto Calero three month back to achieve a 95% SOH (state of health). They are now under ICU management to prevent total breakdown before having new ones at hand.
We are heading back to Martinique to get them replaced. This gives us the great opportunity to visit the TO Base on St. Vincent Island. It is run by Rosi and her husband Orlando. A special arrangement in a very small and picturesque bay with very few mooring buoys, sunset dinner, rubbish disposal, immigration service. We opted for all of it! Pick-up for dinner is at 6pm sharp. Fish or Chicken? We pre-ordered one each and are now hungry after another pleasant sailing day in moderate trade winds.
For entry clearance into St. Vincent & The Grenadines we had to go to Clifton, which is on the other side of the island.
I was not expecting anyone present at Sunset Cove Bar at my early arrival 7:30am but suddenly Kevin was there to help dragging the dinghy with the bike ashore. He also offered me a chair and a bucket of water to get the sand off my feet before jumping into the biking shoes. On top of that he provided me a tourist map and explained the walking path through the jungle to reach the road at the mountain top. I like the warm service sense at this place, friendly but not demanding.
The driver laughed at me shouting no problem, they are safe! It seems to be normal and I took it a bit more easy on the way back meeting a junior turtle. which even stuck it head out looking at me. Nice encounters.
The stories during today’s ride went on and on but I have an invite for a birthday party tonight, which I cannot miss! Cruising life is quality life.
Biking on Union Island paralysed me today. What was supposed to become an Immigration Ride, turned out into one of my most diverse rides ever. Nature, people and biking wise.
We have reached our next anchorage at Chatham Bay on Union Island. The bay is peaceful and not overcrowded. Minimum 7 bars along the beach compete to get a piece of the cake from the approximately 25 boats at anchor.
Phillip, one of the boat boys representing Sunset Cove Bar, came along and promoted Happy Hour starting 4pm. Therefore we have to rush now. Have a nice evening!