The Start of the Windward Islands - Martinique to Bequia

Published: June 24th 2011
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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

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Tax Dollars at WorkTax Dollars at Work
Tax Dollars at Work

The Anglican Church in Bequia is being renovated with the help of the US Government and local contributors and volunteers.
Safe and SoundSafe and Sound
Safe and Sound

A shot of Tsamaya from the returning ferry. It is always a good feeling to see her safe when you have left her for a day of exploring.
Boardwalk without the boardsBoardwalk without the boards
Boardwalk without the boards

The edge of the harbor in Port Elizabeth has a boardwalk which goes along the shore to various restaurants and businesses.
Local TaxisLocal Taxis
Local Taxis

This is what the local taxis in Bequia are like. We took one that was similar for our island tour which allowed us to take photos out the sides.
Music is in the leadMusic is in the lead
Music is in the lead

The truck with the music starts the parade for jump up in Bequia.
A sea of peopleA sea of people
A sea of people

Front Street became a sea of people jumping together to the music down the street.
Posing for the cameraPosing for the camera
Posing for the camera

Two of the participants were kind enough to pose for the camera. They were definitely having fun.
Getting Dressed for CarnivalGetting Dressed for Carnival
Getting Dressed for Carnival

One of the kids putting on his mask for participating in the jump up.
Working on a modelWorking on a model
Working on a model

Marvin is working on the reproduction of a sailboat for a customer. He uses line drawings and photos of the boat to duplicate the details to scale.

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