02 June 2008

The fabled Grenadines

June 2, 2008

After one month of anchoring off volcanic, black sand beaches, Whisper is once again anchored in shallow, clear blue water off a white sand beach with palm trees. We celebrated yesterday by spending the afternoon on the beach with Someday Came and Uliad, lounging in hammocks, collecting sea glass, swimming, snorkeling and ending the day with soccer and dodgeball.

We have about two weeks to spend in the Grenadines, island-hopping and anchoring off coral reefs before we sail to Trinidad where we leave Whisper for 3 months. We fly to Sweden on June 23. Our plan for the fall involves sailing back to St. Martin and finding work there for a year (or more?), however there was some serious peer-pressure last night from Someday Came over pizza to join them in their quest for a circumnavigation. Sounds tempting…anyone want to crew for the Pacific crossing?

We spent our last night in St. Lucia anchored between the Pitons, an anchorage we'd been looking forward to since we first came up with the idea to go cruising in the Caribbean. The scenery is spectacular. Hopefully the pictures can convey some of the scale of the mountains.

Hans checking out the Pitons as we sail into the anchorage.

Someday Came anchored close by.

Kit kat contemplates: if there is food on top of the Piton...how long would it take me to get to the top? And would the climb up be worthwhile?


Anonymous said...

Hej Hans och Kristen,
mamma är i Malmö några dagar men jag hann höra att hon frågade. Vad har de gjort av köttbullarna.

alla väntar på att ni skall komma

Dreamette II said...

Hi Kristen
We met you in Martinique when you came by our boat in St. Pierre. We had passed you on the way from Dominica when you saw the whales and you said that you had gotten pics of Dreamette II under full sail. We would love to get copies and are afraid that your e-mail may have been blocked by our Spam Arrest. To get through, you have to resend once it is kicked back. Please try again to send to jdrake@harrisonsteck.com
We would really appreciate having those pics and owe you a huge favor.

John and Faynette, Dreamette II

p.s. Whisper's Log is awesome!

dave rich said...

You guys inspire me!!!!!!!!

I have been working and saving for the cruising/surfing life and I sail as much as I can. I have a 25ft Catalina right now for practice but I have been eyeing a project Albin Vega that sits in my marina. I think the owner might take 4K!!!

Is she pretty fast? Her numbers run on the sail calculator seem to make her pretty fast with a decent capsize screening. I know she once held the record for an Atlantic crossing at like 14 days or something. How is the room for storage? It doesnt look like it has very much :(