...Could make Sailor Jack a dull boy
It is what you make of every day that makes life interesting so, following the lovely time we spent around Easter in Bequia, we decided Temptress would spend a few weeks anchored in one spot place once again so we can indulge in some shore-based activities. This time Grenada’s Prickly Bay with easy access to chandleries and buses and thence to shops for food etc. Grenada’s cruising community has an active social life which is perhaps a bit holiday-campish with yoga, chess, cooking classes and bingo amongst the activities on offer but it does provide us with the chance to get to know our fellow cruisers as well as some of those rooted in bricks and mortar.
Our first opt in was to a resource that has provided us with much help and knowledge since our arrival, the Grenada Cruisers Net broadcast at 07:30 Monday to Saturday on VHF 66. Our friends Geoff and Pat on Beach House in Tyrell Bay are heading back to Canada for the summer so Kevin volunteered to take over Geoffs Friday spot as net coordinator. He has some way to go to eclipse to the wonderful style of Morgan who seems to have elevated Saturday’s net edition to an entertaining art form but hopefully Kevin's “international” accent will be as informative and clear as Geoff’s professional broadcasting voice.
Meanwhile we managed with a bit of help from Belgian’s Kathy and Roger on Mockingbird, to manage a third place on our debut in the Tikki Bar’s Trivia night. This despite our team mates’ lack of English skills in a quiz where the first ten questions seemed to depend on knowledge of UK regional vernacular. Piped at the post by a much larger team of American student vets and a family of pizza-loving Irish! Friday Nights are band night and from next week the same bar, the only bar currently in Prickly Bay, will be holding Battle of the Bands, a competition for a 52 week contract to be their resident band. Being anchored nearby we will have no alternative but to hear each week’s four contestants so we may as well do it over a few beers!
|View over Prickly Bay|
Already we have caught up with several of the boats we have met elsewhere in the Caribbean, Morocco or Europe and are getting to know a few new faces as well. Volunteering and a bit of play will keep us amused and entertained during our sojourn. This afternoon, Sunday, Temptress’ crew are off to play