Going South

Written by Pieter Jan on Apr 8, 2020 — 2 min read

From: Sauteurs, Grenada
To: Woburn Bay, Grenada

If everything in the world is going south, then why wouldn’t we? We left Sauteurs after being anchored there for another day. We thought about doing some shopping, but the grocery days changed this week (they change every week). Communication is not the government’s strongest suit.

We took the windward side of the island. As this is the Atlantic Ocean side, the waves are a bit higher than on the Caribbean Sea side. We started in 20-25 knot winds, so I put one reef in the main. We sailed first to the north-east past a rock called ‘London Bridge’ and then southwards with the wind on the beam.

London Bridge
London Bridge

The tide was going out. Around London Bridge the currents were going against the wind, which made for steep, confused waves. Vite & Rêves handled them, but it was quite rough at times. Luckily the two currents were no more than a mile wide and after that we were in calmer water for the rest of the trip. Mira had promptly fallen asleep as protection against seasickness.

Mira taking a nap
Mira taking a nap

We passed many uninhabited islands along the way. They would be excellent for self-isolation in these troubled times. And they all have cool piraty names.

Sandy Island
Sandy Island
Anthony Rock
Anthony Rock
Pearls Rock
Pearls Rock
Telescope Rock
Telescope Rock

After a pleasant half day of sailing, we arrived in Woburn Bay before sunset. Since arriving here a month ago, we made a full circle around the island. We threw our anchor and it took hold the first time. Some sailing days are perfect.

Sunset in Woburn Bay
Sunset in Woburn Bay
Admiring the sunset
Admiring the sunset