Glossy Point Marina opened two weeks before we arrived, or as the manager said "It was a soft opening" with the aim of a big celebration at the beginning of the next cruising season in November. It is located on the island of Canouan in the Grenadines.
When we arrived the entire staff was on the dock to assist us with the lines. We docked right in front of their office and bathhouse facilities. Everything is brand spanking new, or still under construction.
Here is Rhapsody, all by herself. The white balls are laid out for the bows of the boats. They will dock stern-to so more boats can fit in the spots. The marina is right next door to the airport and all the lights along the streets and pathways are designed so that they will not shine in the pilots' eyes. You can see some of them in the upper left of the picture above.
It is an unusual marina in that it is very long and thin. It is about a half mile long with pathways along both sides.
A thirty second dinghy ride across the channel was the new restaurant. We were not the only customers there, but it certainly was not too full. We asked if they had any vegetarian options and the waiter said that he was sure the chef could make us something. "Let me go get him" and soon the chef emerged from the kitchen. He was very excited about being able to create something for us.
After dinner he came to talk to us. Turns out he is a 5 star chef, having worked all over the world and he is highly sought after. His skills were amazing and the food was delicious.
We enjoyed the food so much we returned the next night. At the next table over from us was Rory Mcilroy one of the world's top golfers. He was there with his wife on their honeymoon after their million dollar wedding at Ashford castle in Ireland. Bob recognized him, I did not. We chose not to interrupt their meal and left them in peace.
Our chart plotter does not have the marina on it. It looks like we are on land. Not only were we not on land, we entered the marina from the right. The words on the knob at the bottom read "Glossy Hill (Being Demolished)".
see last post) and felt more ready to continue down island. We passed this lovely boat on our passage.