Thursday, September 15, 2016


Carriacou is one of our favorite islands. The people are warm and friendly, and the landscape is breathtaking. We met several new boating friends who invited us to go "hiking" with them. Boy, were we surprised to show up where about 200 people had gathered for an event that happens every 3 months in Carriacou, and takes place on other area islands as well. Runners and walkers get together more for fun and exercise than to compete, and we, as visitors to the island, were included in the festivities. The trial changes each time, and this one snaked around the island through newly-cut trails up the mountains, through the beautiful countryside on footpaths, and on unpaved roads next to pastureland and gardens. It was a wonderful way to see more of the inner island and to meet new friends along the way. It took us over 2 hours to complete the course, and at times I wasn't sure I could take another step uphill. We dug our fingernails into the dirt paths and grabbed tree roots to keep from tumbling backwards. Would we do it again? I think so..... once the poison ivy and blisters go away, maybe...
We survived!!!

Look at those views!

We're only about half way.

Sandy Island is one of our favorite anchorages. The snorkeling is awesome.

Ricky takes sunset photos every single night!

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