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Island Hopping

Leaving, we planned to make an overnight stop at the underwater statues located on the southwest side in Grenada just north of the St. George's anchorage of Grand Anse. The statues are part of the Molinere Beauséjour Marine Protected Area and consists of a number of statues/objects scattered around the area in around 15 - 23 feet of water with the main sculpture consisting of a ring of figures all seeming to be holding hands. This stop has been on our to-do list since heading south last

Not So Fast

So just when you think you are finally on the way, your transmission goes out! When we left Georgia back in February 2019 we started to notice a slip in our transmission.  However, we were already out in the ocean heading down the coast of Florida in order to make Lake Worth inlet in 54 hours. We traveled all season through the Bahamas and the Caribbean to our final destination in Grenada where we left 5KNOTS for hurricane season. Since we are technically a sailboat, we do

It’s Splash Time Again

After three months in Europe, we are now back in Grenada. Our time away visiting Anthony and his family was awesome. We feel blessed that we were able to spend this amount of time with them. Now we have to sort out the remaining projects and get them completed ASAP in order to get back in the water. Life improves exponentially as soon as you get Splashed. Life On The Hard is not very pleasant. It is hot, lots of mosquitos, dirty and you have to climb about 8 feet

Sicily

We wanted to take one more trip before our time in Europe would be up. We tossed around a few places such as Scotland, Ireland, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Sicily. In deciding where to go we wanted to be able to get to our destination with as little hassle as possible and it should be reasonably priced. Round trip plane tickets to Sicily were $55.00 per person, a short 80 minute flight from Lyon to Palermo, plus food and lodging would be fairly inexpensive. Also my grandparents on

Switzerland

We scheduled a second mini vacation around my birthday and decided to circle Lake Geneva. We rented a car from Lyon and set out for our first destination, Annecy, France. We visited Annecy on one of our previous trips and decided to make it our first stop on the way to Switzerland. Annecy is sometimes called "Venice of the Alps", this idyllic and touristic representation comes from the three canals and the Thiou river lying through the old city and whose initial role was to protect

Lyon France

We arrived in Lyon on July 21st and it has been nonstop since we got here. Our plan is to help Anthony demo/remodel an apartment/condo they purchased with the hopes of being able to move in around the beginning of September. As is sometimes the case, things take longer than expected. Anthony took the entire month of August off from work as does most of the people in France. This is a good thing if want to relax but also a bad thing if you are trying to line up

Grenada Marine

Well, it is that time again and we find 5KNOTS back on the hard in a boat yard. This year she will stay at Grenada Marine Boat Yard (GMBY) in Grenada. This hurricane season Renee and I will be going to France to visit our oldest son Anthony and his family, Amel, Lalia and Maelie. We are very much looking forward to going. We have several projects that need to get completed before we can set sail again in November. It didn't take long to figure out that

End of the Line

We decided to break up the 100 miles to Bequia by biting off 24 the first day and then the remainder the following. The short leg was to anchor overnight in Rodney Bay on the island of St. Lucia. Our plan is to arrive just before dark, anchor and leave first thing the next morning. This way we will not have to clear with customs and pay the fees for just one night. We found Rodney Bay very large and anchoring was easy. Fortunately Sharna & Jim (Second

Looking for Pirates

Some of the islands throughout the Caribbean have or has in the past, had some sort of crime involving cruisers. Things from just aggravating cruisers by wanting to help with moorings, theft of dingy and/or motor, stollen items from boat, and in rare incidences violent crimes have occurred. The town of Portsmouth in Dominica, has put in place an organization called the Portsmouth Association of Yacht Security (PAYS). PAYS, is a non-profit organization providing security, mooring and related services to yachts visiting Dominica. When you arrive in Portsmouth you will