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Staying at the dock through hurricane season, we came down with a serious case of wanderlust.

We wished for cool breezes and gently lapping waves. Dreamt of palm trees and clear waters. Longed to plunge our toes into snorkel fins and soft, fluffy sand.

This tiny spit of an island off the coast of Carriacou – our first stop heading north from Grenada – made all of our dreams come true.

It even has PINK SAND!

Seriously, could this place be more gorgeous?! If The Grenadines are even half as enchanting, we may never leave.

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Rainbow over Sandy Island, Carriacou, as seen from Nightingale Tune at a mooring. The Parks Service charges $25 EC per day for use of the moorings, and Sandy Island and the surrounding reefs are (supposed to be) protected waters where fishing and taking lobsters/conch is not permitted (sadly, we saw tons of local fishermen and fellow cruisers breaking the rules) .

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turquoise meets pink

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On the other side of the lens for a change.

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Sandy Island is long and skinny, divided down the center by a sandy ridge.  To one side lies the beach, to the other, a rocky mound of coral.  At it’s widest point, a tidal pool has formed.

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Trees planted here by locals prevent the island from blowing away.

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PINK SAND! (no filter!)

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With our friends Beth and Randy of s/v Moorahme, enjoying sundowners on the beach. We met back in the Bahamas and are thrilled to be cruising with them for the next few weeks.

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