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It’s Been a Fun Ride

For those who have owned a boat, you know there is always something to fix or improve on and the list is just never ending. As you complete one task, you just add another (or two) to the bottom of the list. Then you work on whichever item you feel like that day and have enough time to devote to it. It is just the way it goes and you eventually get use to the concept and get some satisfaction as you finish each task. As

Got to Go Where It’s Warm

Did you every try and figure out how the airlines decide on flight costs? If you have, then I am sure you must have given up by now as I have in the case of flying from Knoxville to Grenada. American Airlines will take you from Knoxville to Grenada with a flight change in Miami. However, it's not that simple because the flight from Miami to Grenada leaves at 7:40am so you have to fly from Knoxville to Miami the night before and spend the night

Grenada Bound

We have been back in Tennessee since the end of August and have readjusted to living on the land once again (sort of). 5KNOTS is still in Grenada on the hard and is for sale. We have had several showings,  a couple virtual showings using WhatsApp and many eMail inquiries. But no decent offer we feel that we can accept. Had it been a normal off season without COVID, I am sure there would have been a lot more activity for boat sales in Grenada. There is quite

Another Season?

Having been back now for 5 months, we are trying to figure out what this year will be like for us. By this time we would have been back to the boat and cruising again. We immediately began re-visiting all the fun things we did prior to sailing. One of which is enjoying our 5 acres located in the Chilhowee Mountains. We go frequently to get away and enjoy its beauty and to begin clearing a spot where we could eventually build a home. Our property

We Made It!

Before leaving the island, our friends Judith & Bruce from sailing vessel Little Whale, invited us to come along on an island tour. We jumped at the chance considering we had all our boxes shipped and remaining boat chores complete. We spent the day traveling almost the entire island and included a stop at Annandale Falls. You reach the falls via a trail that winds through the jungle. The trail meanders through the forest and along the river. Along the way you are treated to a

Back to the USA

Since our last post we found room on a charter flight that would take us to St. Thomas where we can get a connection back to Miami. The flight is scheduled to leave Grenada in two weeks and we have reserved our seats and secured connections to Miami and then on to Jacksonville. Since the COVID situation is at best uncertain and seems to not be getting any better at least in the United States, we thought long and hard as to what our next move

3rd Time is a Charm

We finally made it to Grenada! If you take into account all three of our starts to Grenada, from St. Martin, Guadeloupe and St. Lucia, it took us 30 days, 23 hours and 10 minutes to get here. The last run from St. Lucia was scheduled to take around 24 hours. We made it just under that with 23 hours and 10 minutes. The trip was pleasant and no surprises. We arrived around 07:20am and docked at the designated Quarantine Dock in Port Louie Marina as

It Just Gets Better – NOT!

We got through this 14 Day Quarantine and made it to the Bas du Fort Marina to begin repairs.  We tied up along side of the travel lift dock in the boatyard where we would stay until repairs were completed. I thought that the days there were free and just part of the repairs but I was mistaken. What was I thinking? Our first project was to begin the cleaning of our fuel tank and to polish the 35 gallons that was currently in our tank.

It’s All Fun – Until It’s Not

We raised anchor at 7:40am which gave us enough time for a nice slow motor through the lagoon to arrive at the Causeway bridge 15 minutes prior to the 8:30am bridge opening. It also left us enough extra time in the event we had an issue raising our anchor. After all, it has been in the mud for 70 days so we knew it was stuck good. Renée raised it without issue and we were on our way. We hailed the bridge operator requesting the next

Quarantine – Day 70

Things have eased up a little more on the French side and we are now allowed off our boat and can go to shore. We took advantage of this and took off for a 6 mile hike. We really didn't care where we were going, we just needed off of the boat and craving some exercise. We continued along the road hoping we would find a public beach along the way because the beaches were now open for use. However, seems like all of the real-estate along