Mayreau for walkabout
Date 1200 - 12 January 2011
The morning was wet, windy and warm; the latter denoting the difference
Mayreau has changed over the eleven years since we first came here. There is now a road, an electricity plant and an increase in the number of bars and restaurants. It remains nevertheless a delightful island populated by friendly people. A very steep walk to the top of the island I reward by fabulous views over the Tobago Cays, see the photograph in the last diary entry and this view down into Saltwistle Bay at the north end of the island.
Another reward is the delightful catholic church built on one of the highest points.
As we approached the church the class from the local school were just finishing some outdoor work. To go to school here requires the parents to be able to buy the uniform and very smart they were, the girls in navy skirts and white blouses and the boys in pressed khaki shorts and white shirts. Outside the church was a charming lady selling local jewellery. She carried a letter stating that she was selling things to raise money to pay for an operation on her neck. Who could resist; there is no health service or social security so it is incumbent on visitors to help provide assistance.
If anyone thought that George and Janet were coming to the
Cruise liner or not, retail therapy was required to recover from the climb and descent.