We have now spent four nights at the Port Louis Marina here in Grenada and I have to say, we are liking it, a lot! A marina is like a trailor park for boats, this one is upscale. Here, as I see it, are the pros and cons.
1 1 You hook your boat up to shore power, which means you can have air conditioning ( not a normal occurance on Zooropa).
2 2 The marina has (somewhat) reliable wi-fi. We have been feeling internet deprived.
3 3 You can step directly off the back of your boat onto land. No having to get on to a wildly bouncing, possibly wet dingy for a ride into shore where you then have to either climb out onto a rickety dock or attempt a beach landing, often in the dark.
4 4 Unlimited and long showers. The water can be left running while you lather up and wash hair and body, a real treat. If I feel like it I can even blow dry my hair afterwards too.
5 5 The boat is more or less completely stationary. No wild rocking when a power boat or jet ski goes by and no rolly nights when the wind and the swell are coming from different directions.
6 There is a nice pool by which to while away an afternoon.
7 7 A nice salon and spa at which I had a good haircut.
8 8 Dinner out every night at their reasonably priced restaurant.
The only one I can think of
1) We had to Med. Moor ( meaning stern to) against the dock. It was our first time. There was a dock, mooring balls, another boat and the cross wind to contend with, a bit “hairy”.
We intend to pry ourselves off the dock tomorrow and head back out. All good things must come to an end at some time.
|Zooropa med moored at dock|
|Looking down on St. Georges|