reproduced courtesy of imray, laurie, norie, and wilson ltd. (www.imray.com)|
|You might voyage up the west coast of Grenada, but you'll burn lots of diesel, the only harbor north of St. George's is home to a garbage dump, and your reward will be an open-water bash across to Carriacou. However, if you take short hops up the island's east coast, you can explore some rarely visited coves and the harbor at Grenville, where the flavor of the old days in the Caribbean can still be savored. A good reach ends the leg to Carriacou.|
Sailors heading north to Carriacou from the south coast of Grenada have two choices. Most go via the west coast, thinking that they'll be in the lee of the island, but as often as not, it's an all-day slog, and the crew arrives in Carriacou dead beat. If that's the hard way, an alternate is to take what I call the easy way: Sail up the east coast in stages and visit numerous secluded anchorages, then go on to the south and east coasts of Carriacou, two of the nicest and least-visited cruising areas in the eastern Caribbean.