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Greetings from Rainy Bequia, Yesterday sailed to Mustique for the day. We had 15 guests aboard the Friendship Rose. The day started out cloudy and never really got too much better. We had some glimpses of sunshine in the afternoon. But Bequia got rain the whole time we were away. So I guess we were the lucky ones. It was Malialani's first visit to Mustique so I got to show her around. All of our guests, save one, wanted to do the taxi tour of the island, so the two of us were joined by Russell, a charming Brit, on a "vigorous" hike across the island to Macaroni Beach. I had described it as "up the hill, down the hill, up the hill, down the hill, up the hill, down the hill and turn left, but ... read more
I must have been the muse for this carving
Giving the Captain a Break
Buttery Soft Sands


Happy Father's Day and Greetings from RAINY Bequia Well, we've had some changes here in Bequia. Last Monday Sarah returned early from the UK and moved back in to her house. Since we had been staying in her room and were already planning on moving to a villa for the last week of our stay, we just moved to a place of our own a little earlier. We are staying in a lovely bottom apt. of a villa that overlooks Admiralty Bay. The owners of the villa are here from the UK and staying upstairs in the main house. We met them on the way in and they are a lovely couple. This villa is not too far from town and close to Princess Margaret Beach. It is Rainy Season for Bequia, but we actually have ... read more
Sunset over Admiralty Bay
Great views to enjoy!
Rainy season here in Bequia


Greetings from Bequia, Lets see, the last time we blogged was Monday morning, so what's happened since then? Well, Monday afternoon one of the villas the Team represents was with out water, so we headed up there to investigate. The two couples staying there were all on our Tobago Cays trip the day before and they were pleased to see a familiar face. After about 20 minutes I finally located the pump and realized it had come unplugged. Plugged it back in and was an instant hero. Later that afternoon, we showed one of the same couples the neighboring villa that is for sale. There are actually two villas that share the same property. We went away thinking they were more curious than interested, but we still had a good time showing them and seeing the ... read more
Guttering To Cover
White House, St Vincent
Sunny Port Elizabeth


Greetings from Bequia, Yesterday was our first day out on the boat. We were up at 5:00am and at the harbour office at 6:00 and ready for a long day. We had fourteen guests aboard and they were all very nice and easy going. The weather was absolutely perfect. We got one 5 minute shower when we were anchoring at the Tobago Cays, but it was sunning skys for the rest of the day. The sail down was nice and only a little bit choppy. Some of the guest dozed while the others visited with us and the crew. Once we reached the cays we took everyone to the Beach for a swim with the turtles, then they all wanted to go to the reef to snorkel, So while Colin took everyone to the reef, Malialani ... read more
Ship's Host
Malialani Entertaining the Guests
Taking a break on the beach


Greetings from Bequia, This morning we got up and around for a hike over to Spring Bay and Industry Bay. Before we could get out the door, Alan our host, asked us to take some photos while we were in that area. It was a very hot morning and I was glad that Malialani had suggested packing a snack. A PB&J really tastes good when you're out on a hot mid-day hike. We got a call while we were out to set up an appointment to photo a boat for a new speedboat service, so it was back into town later in the afternoon. After those shots we took the Rover (Bella) and Angel, one of the charming girls from the Harbour office, and went up to a villa called Cotton Tree to check on some ... read more
Getting Some Sun
Hot and Sweaty From Our Hike
"Bella"

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Greetings from Bequia! Today David and I started our day with another photo shoot assignment at the Villa, Helianthus. Helianthus is the Latin term for "sunflower." We had a great time shooting photos and video of the inside, outside views, pool and garden. Bequia is somewhat hilly and the villas we visited Sunday and the Helianthus today, require a four-wheel drive and then you still may need to park and hike the rest of the way. So, we decided to take the company car, the Landrover, and slowly wind our way up to the top of the hill. I have named this faithful transportation servant, Bella. (Which has a nicer ring to it than David's choice of "Rover.") Now Bella has been a very good vehicle, but we believe she is trying to send the message ... read more
Helianthus
Photographer takes a break
Livin' the Dream


Greetings from Bequia. We made it through San Juan and St Vincent and onto Bequia with only a few hitches. San Juan was great. We had dinner at Cafe Puerto Rico right accross from Christopher Columbus square. Our waiter was very nice and come out to the square to take some pictures for us. Always tip your servers well and they will do anything for you. When we arrived at St Vincent, the Cobblestone (where we planned on staying) was completely booked, so Percy, our cab driver took us to a place he knew, The Hairoun. There the owner, Wade, took really good care of us. He walked us down the street a couple of blocks to a great little wine bar for dinner. We never would have found it without his local knowledge. It was ... read more
our hotel, DaHouse
boarding for St Vincent
Road to Low Bay


5-Feb-2010, I'm starting to loose track of what day it is. I think the "Island Time" has taken over. Night before last Meg sent me out to get some twilight/night pictures of the harbour. She wanted that "candle-lit look". I'm not sure I was able to accomplish what she wanted, but I may have gotten a couple of good pics. Yesterday was another trip to the Tobago Cays. We had a total of 18 guests and I had all their names memorized before we rounded the SW tip of Bequia. There were several Canadians, a couple from DC, and a family of 6 from Chicago. The captain and crew had to keep bringing up the falling in incident from earlier in the week with such comments as "going swimming today?" and "you're not carrying anything that's ... read more
Paradise
Taking A Moments Break
Night fall on Bequia


Monday and Tuesday were spent on the boat at sea. Monday we took a group of 11 to Mustique. It was the perfect sized group for me to remember everyone's names and give them all some personal attention. Philip from Italy, Hal from New York, Dag, Ann, Harold, Frank, Elin, Kim, and Helen all from Denmark, and Mark and Penny for the UK. It was a little bit rough sailing from Bequia to Mustique, but when we arrived it was a beautiful day. The seven Danes took a tour of the island, Philip and Hal took off walking to Macaroni Beach, and Mark and Penny started out on foot as well. I went to pay the Mustique Company for our permit to visit and caught up to Mark and Penny. They wanted to go to Macaroni ... read more
Sea Cloud
Basil's Bar, Mustique
Tobago Cays Crowd


Greeting from Bequia The last couple of days have found us without internet at the house, so I have had to come to the harbour shop early in the morning before we leave for Mustique to catch you all up. Saturday my jobs were to attach some bow and stern lines to the spare dingy in the yard and to install a bench in the changing room of the Friendship Rose. That sounds like two simple joys if one has the proper tools and equipment, but here on a remote island thats saying a lot. Everything here works on island time and when the day was done I had the dingy done, but the bench still was putting up a fight. To drill the holes for the bench I needed power for the drill. So I ... read more
sef portrait
Industy Bay Palms
the Wandering Star




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