As we mentioned we are currently in Bequia, one of the many islands that are part of the Grenadines and therefore part of the country of St. Vincent & the Grenadines. We found it was a very pleasant island to spend some time on our travels south last year. Luckily there are a few ways we as cruisers can find out the schedule of events on the various islands in the Caribbean. We had heard great thi... 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
Local sailors in trainingMany days we get a chance to see the local sailboats darting around the anchorage. As Bob says they are training the next generation of Bequia sailors.
Pirates?It looked like the pirates were anchoring at Bequia. We did hear that Johnny Deep had lunch at one of the local restaurants one day – not sure if he was on this boat or not, but it looked possible.
Browsing up?Many of the shops are very narrow, therefore their merchandise are on display from floor to ceiling. This puts a new perspective on “browsing” as anything you really want to see someone has to get down for you.
One of many vendorsOne of the many vendors at the market in Kingstown. They are fortunate to have a place inside to sell.
3 floors tall??It was hard to believe that this split-leaf philodendron was growing 3 stories high!
A tiring day for allEveryone was tired after spending the day in Kingstown as seen by the crowd on the return trip on the ferry.
Taxi anyone?The local taxis are really pickup trucks set up with open air benches in the back for the passengers.
What is she playing??Only a couple of the numerous musicians we heard at the Friday night event. You are seeing correctly if you figured that the woman, Veronica, is playing a washboard. It was amazing what music she got out of it – she also played the kazoo and the ukulele.
A small section Just a small section of the crowd on the least crowded night of the festival. Saturday was wall to wall people.
What a venueWe were listening to music that could easily have been heard in New Orleans, but we had a great view of the windward side of the island with the palm trees swaying.