|Finesse - our boat for the 10-day sail|
The charter company had arranged for us to be picked up from the airport. When we landed, we called and they arrived about 8 minutes later. We got to our accommodation, the Tamarind Beach Hotel at Grand Bay - this is also the Moorings base for the Grenadines. We were greeted with a lovely glass of chilled fruit juice and were promptly checked into our room. Our room had a view of the beach and was a short walk to the beach restaurant. As we were only here one night, we didn't get too much opportunity to explore, but did our best.
|View from our balcony|
A lucky find was a deli at the resort, which was run by a Sicilian gentleman named Angelo. He had the most amazing selection of imported meats and cheeses. He also had a great selection of pasta, sauces, fresh bread, salads - a foodie paradise. We picked up some Italian mortadella (versus an American one that he also had - after a brief lesson on the difference, I made the appropriate choice - it was delicious), chorizo salame, provolone and smoke mozzarella. He also sold 5 litre boxes of white wine (for about $68 EC - $25). Now, if you are on a boat, in a bay with no store...you will appreciate this find. Take the bag out of the box and place it in your cooler, nestled with ice. Small pleasures.
We had dinner at the resort that evening - they put on a BBQ buffet. Pretty good spread - lots of local treats - including some tender BBQ'd Caribbean lobster. One of the best things was stumbling across a ceramic BBQ that was covered in small blue tiles. It was beautiful - I've never seen anything like it. It seemed to produce results similar to other ceramic BBQ's and the smell of charcoal that was coming from it made me want to fire up our BGE the minute we got home.
|I love this ceramic BBQ!|
|On the boat - our room|
|Lori & Rob's Room|
|Beach at resort|
|Beach at resort|
The next morning before our departure, the boys went ashore for some supplies (Clamato, ice, bread) and then we were off.
|Brunch - Caesars and BLT's - the produce was amazingly fresh.|
Next stop: Bequia and Mac's Lobster Pizza!