on to the next one

on to the next one

This morning Braden and Emma headed into town to clear out of Grenada. We've been here since April 1st and were ready to visit another country for a little while.

What we thought would be a fairly quick trip to customs and immigration turned out to be a 2 hour trip because the customs and immigration person was gone for "30 minutes" (which really ended up being an hour).

Apparently the wait wasn't all that bad...

Once that was all done we headed on an hour sail to Union Island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Our luck so far has not been that great because it was another pretty rough trip.

Our quarantine flag went up once we got all hooked up to the mooring ball. Fun fact - boats must fly the quarantine flag (or the Q flag) when entering a new country. The flag is a plain yellow, rectangular flag. This lets the country know you are requesting clearance from customs and immigration to enter the country.

Since we left Grenada way later than we had planned we didn't get to St. Vincent and the Grenadines until late in the afternoon. We weren't sure if customs and immigration was open for us to check in, but Braden decided to give it a try. Luckily they were and it was pretty quick. Once a boat has checked into a country it must fly that country's flag to let them know you have cleared customs and immigration. Our boat is offically flying the St. Vincent and the Grenadines flag!

While Braden was getting us all checked in, Olivia and I watched her BFFs dance competition back in Minnesota. Not as good as being there in person, but she was so, so excited to be able to watch it live.

We're only staying in this spot for one night and then we are out of here! The anchorage is very rough and we are rolling all around which is pretty uncomfortable. We would have left right away, but we had to come here to check in and got here too late to go anywhere else. Tomorrow we will move on to a (hopefully) way calmer anchorage and get out and explore.