We made it to the country of Grenada! Our first day in Carriacou, the guys planned to go hiking. First, we listened to the Grenada cruisers’ net at 7:30 AM. It was a lively one with lots of participants and events reported. I announced us under the new arrivals. Then Dave and Steve from Slow Flight went to Customs and Immigration to check in. The agent’s kid kept calling, so the process took quite a while to get through. It was already 11:00 when they returned, so they changed into their hiking gear, picked up George from Wildcat, and went for their hike. This gave me some more lovely alone time that I busily filled baking banana bread, cleaning up, giving myself a mini pedicure, and writing blogs. May sound boring to you, but it blissfully peaceful for me.
When the guys returned, Dave, Steve, and I dinghied to the Lazy Turtle, our newest hangout, for a beer and another pizza. The Blue Thunder pizza is a spicy meat pizza. While I prefer vegetarian pizza normally, the flavor of this one is just so good it became an instant favorite. While we were there, we heard about a lionfish derby. I asked if any boats needed crew or team members and we actually created a team with one of their dive boats. The tournament is tomorrow morning and should be interesting. I am not going to spear fish, although I do believe in the cause, but I’ll go on the boat to take pictures.
We were invited to a BBQ at the Iguana Cafe tonight organized by John on Out of Africa. Bring $10EC (US$2.70) for the chicken, a side dish to share, and your own plates and utensils. It was kind of impromptu and grew into a fairly large event. At least 37 people RSVP’d. White Chocolate, a duo from the sailboat Persephone, agreed to provide live entertainment. We were close to the last people to show up and we were only 10 minutes late. I never knew cruisers to be so timely. But where there’s a party, that’s where the cruisers will be. John was super nice and very welcoming to us “newbies.” The food was good and White Chocolate were fun. We asked George if he wanted to join our lionfish derby team and he said sure! Awesome. It should be a good time. George and Jan proved to be the ultimate party animals by being the only dancers (rum punch would have loosened up the group more) and outlasting us for the night. We retired early to prepare for the next morning’s dives.