Cruising the Caribbean - Wedding - Photos

Fri 15 Apr 2011 12:43

Éowyn is now in Rodney Bay Marina, St Lucia in position 14:04.592 N 060:56.8882W
After a great time at fish friday in Goyave in Grenada, we headed north on the 2nd April to Carriacou. There on the 3rd, we celebrated Mike's birthday with a British style lunch at the Round House, bogles followed by a taxi tour of the island.
After heading to Clifton on Union Island to clear customs, we went round to Chatham Bay with the idea of a beach barbeque with one of the boat boys. we were astonished to find a new small resort called Aqua in the southern part of the bay. Rui dragged anchor and without a windlass, decided to pick up one of the resort's moorings so we ate at their restaurant. The style was Caribbean/Italian and I have to say it was a great meal at a reasonable price. I think we will stop there again on our way south later in the month.
The next morning we headed to Mayreau for the wedding of Jim & Annie from Ocean Jasper. Neither is Roman Catholic, but the Island priest married them in the Catholic church at the top of the hill. The priest was a great character and had some very meaningful words in the wonderful service. The wedding was as idyllic as it could be - a wonderful start to their life together. Music was provided by Oisin from Brown Eyed Girl, later helped by Bev from Jeannius. Outside the church, we enjoyed the unrivalled views of the Tobago Cays before descending to Dennis Hideaway for a great Caribbean reception.
The Wedding Guests Assemble at Saline Bay
Music from Oisin, The Deed is Done
The Happy Couple
Next on the list was Bequia to celebrate Bob's birthday at the Frangipani barbeque. We were joined by Sandro, Lisa, Rui, Anna & Luca for a great evening of food & steel pan music. The next day, Mike & I went diving joining Randi & Durita from the Faroese yacht Gaia. we were fortunate to see 2 seahorses on our 3rd dive ably spotted by Laury of Dive adventures.
Several more yachts joined us in Bequia but after a few days we were off again to stop at the Piton anchorage in St Lucia before making our way to Marigot Bat to begin the final celebrations of World ARC