Our retirement on Island Time as liveaboards.
We sailed to Canouan after leaving Mustique, all ten miles. Canouan has been developed in recent history with a large resort and casino occupying the northern half of the island. We anchored in the southern half in Charlestown Bay. There is a Mooring’s charter base there with a nice hotel. The town is the typical of the towns found on all the islands with a small grocery store (it was well stocked – most likely because of the charter base), several rum shops (bars), and small restaurants.
We spent two nights in Canouan before heading to Mayreau. Mayreau has little development on it. There is a small town on the hillside and a small resort on the north end of the island in Saltwhistle Bay. We anchored in Saline Bay on the south end of the island.
Saline Bay is the main access for the island. The dock in the north end of the bay is where the supplies arrive via the ferry. Do not anchor too close to the dock. While we where there, an anchored boat was rudely awakened early in the morning by a very insistent ferry horn. Their anchor was raised very quickly.
Dennis’ Hideaway is up the hill on the opposite side of the road from the house with the pink roof. The church is at the very top of the hill and has great views of the islands.The beach along Saline Bay is sandy and picturesque and looks deserted. However, one day a week a cruise ship comes in and food and tee shirt vendors appear like magic.
stayed one night in Mayreau before heading to Union Island (short trip)
to check out of St. Vincent and the Grenadines as our visa was to expire
in two days on April 30th. It is hard to believe that we
spent 2 ½ months in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. After checking out
our next stop is Carriacou, a part of Grenada.