A Taste of Crayfish Bay

A Taste of Crayfish Bay

Nestled in the coastal hills of Saint Mark is Crayfish Bay, 13 acres of coastal rainforest that is home to Grenada’s first and only single-farm certified organic tree to bar chocolate production. Built in the 1800’s, current owners Kim and Lylette Russell found the...
Pointe Baptiste Chocolate Factory

Pointe Baptiste Chocolate Factory

After a hike in the Syndicate Forest, my companions and I stopped at the IGA supermarket near the Ross medical school. I spied bars of chocolate wrapped in plastic with a decorative label: “Pointe Baptiste Estate, Dark Chocolate 80%”. In small print at the bottom it...
Cruising to Codrington

Cruising to Codrington

Having sailed monohulls for most of my life, I find nothing scarier than shallow water. Sailing my newly built 42-foot cat, Ti Kanot, which has mini keels and draws 3 feet, has made anchorages possible that were completely unthinkable before. I cannot say I am relaxed...
Fighting Evil Keweevil

Fighting Evil Keweevil

At various times I have had boats invaded by cockroaches, ants and rats, but none quite prepared me for the Week of the Weevils. It all started when Ben, a friend of mine who came sailing for the first time, lightheartedly complained that he had not had the pleasure...
PROA DAYS on Freedom’s Child

PROA DAYS on Freedom’s Child

It was definitely a case of love at first sight, to see her was to be filled with desire. She lay alongside the yacht club jetty, casting bright yellow reflections on the calm water. She was the most outrageous looking racing machine I had ever seen. The main hull was...
The Traumerei Delivery (sailing without a rudder)

The Traumerei Delivery (sailing without a rudder)

  First published Caribbean Compass Oct. 2014 Losing a rudder and abandoning ship seems to have been a feature on several Facebook pages recently, the last one being a small yacht that landed in Union Island minus rudder and crew who had abandoned her after the...