010413 Celebrating the New Year in PSV and Tobago Cays

Just when you think the anchorages can't get any prettier we find another one!

010113 7 The Anchorage of Petit St Vincent

Petit St Vincent is a private island that allows yachts people to use a section of their beautiful white sandy beach and to dine in the beach restaurant. When we say "beach" restaurant it is truly - no shoes here - the floor is the beach. The tables are set up under coconut fringed lean twos with the only real dry place when it rains being the bar.

123112 11 New Years Eve antics

We ate here on New Years eve with the family of Islay before returning to their boat to welcome in the New Year with Dom Perignon and expired flares and fireworks. We were also surrounded by a wonderful display of fireworks from the resort. Though the countdown got lost in the commotion and there was no Auld Lang Syn sung - the hugs and kisses made sure every one knew that 2013 had come in with a bang and lots of colour. 

010312 36 Dinner at Michaels on the beach TObago Cays

We spent two glorious days on anchor at PSV before moving onto Tobago Cays. On arrival we thought we might not fit as the area was wall to wall boats. As we spent three nights on anchor here we found each day the number of boats dwindled and we would pick up our anchor and move further into the Cay. 

Two major highlights of the stay here were the swimming with the Turtles and dinner at Michaels restaurant - this one being literally a bbq on the beach by candlelight. Michael and his mum Wilma along with their workers dished up the biggest banquet of fresh grilled lobster, garlic potato, rice and sweet banana for desert that no one had room for another morsel. The dinghy ride to and from the beach proved to be somewhat wet but didn't dampen the evening at all.

So with impending stronger winds coming - we have already had up to 30knot gusts with squalls during the night - we need to take on the 70 mile run back to Fort Vieux on St Lucia to meet Scott and Tobias on Monday. Our time in The Grenadines has sadly come to an end. We say goodbye today to the family of Islay as we will head to Bequia to check out and continue on Sunday to St Lucia.

Certainly an area worth a visit - next time - should there be one - we would like to sail further south to Grenada.

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© SV Katherine 2018      Cover Photo: Katherine on Anchor Isle Tabarca Spain