After being very disappointed by Budget Marine they solve our outboard engine problem very convenient. A new engine in the older, well half a year old, jacket 🙂 😉 . Thank you Budget Marina, Grenada. We have a new engine and the first 10 hours or so you may not go fast, we are still slow, but we don’t mind. We do some shopping as we are going to leave all our friends in Grenada, we will sail to Bonaire and leave the 15th of July. We have a great weather window to go, 15 to 20 knots of wind out of the east perfect. As we are leaving there is no wind at all and the little wind we have is coming from the south west ?? So we are sailing a bit up north where there will be more wind out the right direction, easterly. It is a perfect direction to try out our new wind vane. And that is a wonderful experience with Louie Louie
( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx-8_GI4d2c ), the little vane is keeping our Fairy Queen of 19 tons in the right direction. Perfect.
We even catch a fish, well it’s a barracuda and we throw it back but it’s the first fish since ages. We are not lucky this season. After 4 nights we arrive in Bonaire and we can almost pick any mooring we want, a lot of boats are hiding in the harbor because of tropical storm Don. We were not aware that there was a storm on our tale, the gribs we received from the SSB didn’t mention a storm at all. We only got a lot of wind as we approached Bonaire with a lot of rain but that was all. In the evening hamburger night where we met a lot of “old” friends, it feels like coming home. Well Bonaire is gorgeous, we are on a mooring in blue clear water. Fish and divers are swimming under our boat, the sun is shining, wow. We are going to get our diving license, we will start on Thursday and already studied a bit in the book. We are thrilled to start with the course 🙂 🙂 .