Our plan is to spend 2016 hurricane season in the northern Caribbean, so leaving Grenada was emotional. It was easy to fall in love with the country and the people and after spending 2 hurricane seasons there, it was sad to say goodbye. We had stayed the summer in St. George’s anchorage so we had immediate access to the “big city” of St. George’s. Stan learned to love buying the baggies of juice from the street vendors (just clip the edge and hold it up, $1EC or 35 cents US) and we couldn’t get enough of the little restaurant, D Joint. I don’t think she gets many white customers, so she’d see us on the street and shout and wave to us. I was always surprised she could recognize us. . . .We all look alike to them, I’m sure.
It turns out, every island we went to was a sad parting as we don’t expect to be back. Carriacou, Union Island, Mayreau, Bequia, Martinique.
Martinique. . . we stayed 7 weeks. Hadn’t expected that, but we liked it and we got comfortable and we rented a car—5 times! Three days we toured around with our friends, Jim and Sharna, on Second Spray. We had Thanksgiving with a large group of cruisers on one beach, Christmas Eve with another group of cruisers on another beach and New Years with Ric and Diane of Endorfin II. It was a fantastic 7 weeks.