Thursday, March 08, 2007

February 22, 2007 - Canouan to Mayreau

After two rolly nights in a row in this anchorage, we were in a hurry to get out of dodge. Sten went to fire up the generator to charge the batteries, but got nothing. Do we stay and work on it, or deal with it later? We decided to head south to Mayreau, and deal with it once we were anchored there.

We had a beautiful sail south.

Graham steered for a while. It didn't take long for Eryn to figure out that if you aren't steering, this sailing stuff can be pretty boring.

After passing an exceptionally crowded anchorage in Salt Whistle Bay, we headed off to Catholic Island and the rocks nearby to see if it would be reasonable to anchor there for a lunchtime snorkel.
Taking a look at the waves breaking against the rocks, we realized that it wouldn't be a good idea, and headed into Saline Bay (as pretty as Salt Whistle, 8 times the size and a quarter of the boats) for the afternoon and evening.

Lunch was to be humus and tabouli, and without a generator to run the Cuisinart (it draws too much to run off of the inverter), we would have to make it by hand. Graham and Eryn squeezed lemons and mashed chic peas while I messed with the tabouli and tahini.

During our sail, lunch, and an afternoon snorkel trip, Sten had been thinking about the generator's failure to start. Late in the afternoon, he jiggled a few wires and lo and behold it started. What a relief.

We bought a tuna for dinner from one of the boat boys. Sten negotiated with them and finally got to a good price when he offered to fillet it himself. We wound up with enough tuna for two dinners for four people. Not bad for $30. Lenore had a field day with the scraps, eating a good portion of her body weight.

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