After dropping the Keys we waffled about going into town and looking around - but in our case the best decision is often no decision. So we hung around and then turned around back to Bequia. Spent a nice couple of days doing little jobs and errands. Ran into Richard and Jan on Morpheus and had a reunion in the grocery store.
|Watch Glen create another diesel spill and wipe out another species|
|Forgot their names...|
Had a lovely tour of St. Vincent the next day with our guide Christopher. (Annoyingly, Glen kept calling him Chris although he emphatically introduced himself as Christopher.) We were quite impressed with the agriculture. In Grenada the crops seem to be intermingled but in St. Vincent there are discrete plots of bananas, coconuts, callaloo, etc. It seemed much more organized in St. Vincent. Some of the roads were quite spectacular - 2 feet over the wrong way and you are over a cliff - first bounce at about 500 feet. Don wore a blindfold for most of the trip.
We are conflicted about St. Vincent. We had a lovely time, met lovely people and yet we are told that St. Vincent is to be avoided. And this is from fellow SVGians on Bequia. We met a sweet family at a restaurant - Mom, Dad, two beautiful little girls. They initiated a conversation over the restaurant tables and were very interested in Canada. They own a local bakery and we told them we would visit them when we were provisioning. So, after our tour we stopped in and picked up some pasteries and bread. They were overjoyed to see us... like old family. And still, folks say, "Don't go!"
|Formidable Fort Charlotte|
|Don't screw with us!|
|Black sand beach up the east coast|
Anyhooooooo, now we've got the Macdonalds!
Nice sail back to Bequia. Glen has brilliantly diagnosed the problem with Otto. He needs a stint. Otto must have blown a seal so we need to remove the hydraulic ram and replace the seals. In the meantime, we can continue to refill the hydraulic fluid in the resevoir and Otto will perform... and drip hydraulic fluid into the bilge.
Had a little tour and some beers at the Whaleboner. We are going to get to know them better.... we like it there.
|Enjoying the concert at the Bequia Beach Hotel|
|Kids were terrific|
|One of the awesome bands|