Martinique was the last of the French islands that we will be visiting this season. The Windward Islands run from Martinique to Grenada and were to be the easier ones to sail as we were now heading south. We left Trois Ilets in Martinique around 6AM on a Friday, June 10th and arrived in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia about 1PM. The wind started out light, but then built to 15 knots which was great. We ... Read Full Entry
Like so many others we love to travel and we love to sail so cruising makes a lot of sense. Janice has retired from Cornell as a business manager and Bob has retired from South Seneca school district as the high school principal. It's time to sell the house, get rid of whatever doesn't fit on our 40 foot Caliber LRC named Tsamaya (this means Travel Well in Setswana) and set off to see the world. Our reasons for publishing this blog is twofold, first to keep in touch with our friends and family and secondly to share our experiences. If you would like to receive notification when we have added ... full info
Another SquallWe are safely in Admiralty Harbor looking at the weather that is coming. It really is quite beautiful when you know you aren’t out in it.
Diesel DeliveryThe diesel is delivered to your vessel in Admiralty Bay, Bequia by boats such as these. They also deliver ice and they have a smaller vessel for laundry pick up. They definitely provide great services to the cruiser here.
School in BequiaThe school in Port Elizabeth, Bequia is quite impressive and quite new as seen by the contractor sign out front.
Friendship RoseFriendship Rose is 100’ long and was built in Bequia 50 years ago. It was their first ferry to St. Vicent but is now a tour boat. They are doing work to repair her now.
Outboard Repair ShopThis shop does not have much in the way of overhead. They are able to get the work done with out the frills of a shop.
Dinner with FriendsWe had a great dinner at L’Auberge Des Grenadines, Bequia with Leigh, JP (Jean-Philippe) and Susan from SV Raconteur. We had met them while in Martinique and it was great catching up with them again.
One of manyOnly one of many of the cute kids that we met in Bequia. They were definitely not camera shy. We even had a few mothers ask us to take their photos for them. We had no problem with granting their request as we got great photos like these.
The sign is perfectThis calendar says it all. The conch is used to announce sunset but it also is tells everyone that there is fish at the market for sale.
Kingston St VincentOne of the streets we walked to Kingston St Vincent on the way to the vegetable and fruit market.
A guard at the doorThe goat seems to be guarding the front door. When I took this photo 3 women behind me had quite a laugh that I was taking the photo. I explained that this wasn’t common where I came from.