Route Recap: July

Monday, July 30 : to Port Louis Marina, St. George’s, Grenada (map)

We motored some and sailed some down the east coast of Grenada to the main port, where we took a slip in the fancy Port Louis Marina. (We plan to stay here until Wednesday, August 1st.)

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Oil Down

Hog Island, Grenada, July 24th, 2012

Oil down is the national dish in Grenada. (There is a recipe on the official government website: However, don’t follow this recipe; it hasn’t been tested: the chicken was left out.) Key ingredients are salted meat, coconut milk, chicken, callaloo (rather like spinach), and breadfruit and other provisions such as dasheen and plantains.

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Socialization for Phase 3

So far, I’ve divided the adventure into three phases:

  • Phase 1 (April to mid-May) : Preparing us and the boat to leave Fort Lauderdale.
  • Phase 2 (mid-May to July 9th) : Sailing the boat from Fort Lauderdale to Grenada. Grenada was a big destination because while we were north of Grenada, the boat was not insured against named storms (like Alberto, Beryl, Chris, and Debby).
  • Phase 3 (now until TBD) : Working on the boat in Grenada and Trinidad. We’re in the second round of repairs and maintenance, fixing and improving things that we discovered during our 2700 miles of sailing in phase 2.

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