|Our founder Vic in Grenada (practicing some yoga - the Royal Clipper at anchor)
|January 2010 our Founder Vic went on a 2 week cruise on the Royal Clipper.
|The Royal Clipper as of 2010 is the largest full-rigged sailing ship in the world with 42 sails having a sail area of an amazing 56,000 square feet. It's 439 feet in length with a mast height of 197 feet.
The Royal Clipper has 42 sails.
Compared to 3,000 passenger cruise lines it's tiny (holds up to 227 passengers)
The Royal Clipper sailing vessel is very small compared to the large cruise lines
The dining room on the Royal Clipper is quite elegant and the food was good.
The rigging on the Royal Clipper was everywhere.
Vic loves sailing and so really appreciated all of the rigging on the Royal Clipper
Lines and ropes for the 42 sails are everywhere and it takes quite a lot of work to get the sails up and down.
On the Royal Clipper Vic and his wife visited the islands of
Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent,
Grenada, Union Island,
Antigua (where one of our fellow passengers was murdered); Tobago Cays,
St. Kitts, St. Vincent, Bequia,
Iles des Saintes, and Martinique.
Traffic "lights" in St Vincent are the old fashioned traffic police. Very fun to watch.
Island of Grenada seen from the Royal Clipper
Outdoor whale bar on the wonderful island of Bequia
Lots of outdoor street vendors in Barbados
Very nice street food vendor in St. Vincent peeling an orange for Vic to enjoy.
Vic visited with Geoffrey Spencer who owns J.M. Plumbing Services LTD in Basseterre, on the island of St. Kitts.
Geoffrey took the plumbing supply business over from his father and his business appears to be
doing quite well.
On the island of Iles Des Saintes Vic visiting a store that sells plumbing supplies ("Plomberie").
In Barbados Vic visiting a store that sells some plumbing parts
Lots of tourist shopping vendors for all of the large cruise ships that dock in Grenada.
Our Founder truly enjoyed his adventures on the Royal Clipper.