Learning to kite surf

Phil May and Andrea Twigg
Fri 20 Nov 2015 14:37
12:59.9N 61:14.8W
Since I bought the kite I have been looking for a good opportunity to take some lessons and actually get to use it.  Union Island in the Grenadines has a well-known kite school, so we anchored in Clifton harbour for a couple of days to check it out.
To cut a long story short, the learning might take some time.  It’s not that I don’t make progress, but I need a couple of days to recover from a two hour lesson of being smacked into the ocean like a puppet in the hands of a toddler.  (Andrea says I should act my age, but I haven’t quite worked that one out yet.)  Anyway, one lesson was enough for now.  At least this time I had a couple of runs standing up on the board.  Antigua has a good kitesurfing school, so there will be another opportunity there.
Meanwhile we have moved up to Bequia.  This is our last stop in the Grenadines.  Tomorrow we will clear out and do an overnight hop to Martinique, where we are looking forward to re-stocking with pate, cheese and confit de canard.
Good drying weather in Bequia (or “You take me to paradise and make me do laundry”)