Mustique, 28/02/2014. 12.52.81N 61.11.42W

David Batten
Sat 1 Mar 2014 23:48
Wednesday, 26/02/2014.  Forecast looks good, so we leave Bequia after a quick shop for more fruit and veg and some very expensive but delicious bread from Doris’.  After a good sail, hard on the wind but just a fetch to the leeward side of the Montezuma Shoal, we motor into Britannia Bay and pick up a mooring, Handy Duck once more coming in very handy.   Mustique looks very lovely, uncrowded, unspoilt and, at the moment, not too rolly.  We pay $200 EC to Berris and go for a walk down the beach to Lagoon Bay and enjoy an evening swim in shallow and murky, but very warm water in Lagoon Bay.  The mosquitos are something else!
On a Buoy in Britannia Bay, Mustique   Ruddy Turnstones
Alcedo on a buoy in Britannia Bay, Bequia and St Vincent in the background.  We are greeted by these Ruddy Turnstones when we go ashore.
Thursday, 27/02/2014.  An action packed day, with a walk to Endeavour Bay, a very good snorkel there, followed by lunch at Basils, with really good Callaloo Soup.
Endeavour Bay, Linked to the Cotton House      Lunch Time at Basil's Bar, Skipper with his new haircut
Endeavour Bay, with The Beach Cafe, part of Cotton House, one of the fanciest hotels in the Caribbean.  Skipper at Basil’s Bar enjoying more down to earth dinning and sporting his new hair cut.
After lunch, it was get covered in Mosquito repellent and walk the trial around the Salt Pond  before another snorkel off the beach at Britannia Bay.
Great Blue Heron on the Salt Pond    Piles of Conch Shells on the edge of the reef at Britannia Bay
Great Blue Heron on the Salt Pond and Conch Shells on the reef off Britannia Bay.
Friday, 28/02/2014.  Today it’s an even longer trek overland to Macaroni Bay and then along the trail to Pasture Bay and Obsidian Bay before cutting back to Britannia Bay for a much needed rest and refreshing swim.
Macaroni, Where the Posh have lunch  Anyone for a Swim, No Thank You
Macaroni Bay where the Posh have lunch and Pasture Bay, where there is no swimming, as if anyone in their right mind might want to!
Pasture Bay on the Windward Side    The Salt Lake and Lagoon Bay
Pasture Bay looking North and Lagoon Bay and the Salt Pond looking West.
We did have 2 noisy nights out of three with the swell slapping the flat area under the stern, but it was well worth it, it is such a lovely peaceful place.
Mustique, Britannia Bay on the buoys     Very Unspoilt, Very Peaceful, Mustique
The Caribbean Island with everything on offer.
Tomorrow, we plan to continue South to Canouan to replenish the fresh stores as Mustique requires a deep pocket to buy anything, before going to Tobago Cays and Mayreau.