August 30, 2019

Grenada’s Spicemas Carnival

Grenada's Carnival, known as Spicemas, celebrates emancipation and takes place the second Monday and Tuesday of August in the capital, St Georges. Celebrations kick off weeks earlier with musical soca and steel pan band competitions, beauty pageants (where a king and queen are crowned), parades, and craft and cultural fairs.


August 19, 2019

Our first cruising season: 2018-2019 recap

While we'll be sailing around the Grenadines and Grenada until November and the end of hurricane season, our island hopping cruising season is over for now.

Here's a recap of our 2018-2019 cruising season:

Our 8-month and 3,200 nm trek from Annapolis, Maryland to Grenada, West Indies


August 13, 2019

Grenada Boat Yard Blues

When we made plans to head back to the states for a family visit, we decided to haul Borealis and store her on the hard rather than leave her unattended in the water. Since it was nearly a year since Borealis was out of the water, it also gave us an opportunity to inspect the boat's bottom and do some necessary maintenance.

August 1, 2019

Winding down in Grenada

After a wonderfully lazy two weeks in Bequia, St Vincent, on June 2 we sailed 37 nm south to Carriacou, Grenada, where we checked into our eighth country on this trip!

We had a nice sail in calm seas and 15-18 knots of wind off the beam. While we weren't fast enough with the camera, we were lucky enough to spot a humpback whale about 35 feet off our port side as we sailed.

June 25, 2019

Exploring Beautiful Bequia

Exploring Bequia

After a night of rest and then clearing into customs following our sail down from the BVI, on May 19, we headed ashore to explore Bequia's picture-book perfect town, Port Elizabeth. Bequia is the second largest island in the Grenadines (only smaller to the main island of St. Vincent).