Nightingale Tune in her slip. We’ve tented much of the boat to shield ourselves from the brutal sun.
We decided to kick off hurricane season with a little break from being at anchor. A slip at the beautiful Port Louis Marina in St. George’s is just what the doctor ordered.
So, far, we’re loving the manicured grounds, convenient services (wash and fold laundry!), and most of all, THE POOL. I’m especially enjoying my newfound freedom to step off the boat whenever I wish, without having to deal with the dinghy. We’ve got a new routine – getting back in shape with early morning jogs, working on boat projects, reuniting with old friends and making new ones, and exploring Grenada by land.
Here are a few snapshots of the our new home (for now, at least)!
Most of the slips here are Mediterranean mooring style, which means the boat is tied to the dock at the stern, and anchored at the bow to hold the boat in place. The boats are very close together because they do not have docks between them, as we had in our marina in New York.
Marina services are a short walk down the dock from Nightingale Tune.
There’s a little market that sells beer, wine, bread, and a selection of fruits and veggies. They also refill soda stream canisters – which was great news for us (we were carrying five empty tanks and this is the first place we’ve found outside the US that refills them).
The swimming pool provides daily relief from the crazy heat and humidity
A private dining area for the on-site sushi restaurant
There are two restaurants – a bistro serving local and American foods and a sushi restaurant.
Some the the boats here are much bigger and more fancy than ours. This one has a hot tub and two 20 foot speed boats on deck.