Bequia - Admiralty Bay - Day 4

Donald Macdonald
Tue 16 Mar 2021 19:06
Foot pump on dinghy worked brilliantly this morning, now hope no more problems with it this trip.
This morning went ashore to Customs to extend our cruising permit for SVG which was due to expire tomorrow. No problems with extension. The government building here in Bequia has a max number of people in the customer area of 5 and in this area is Customs, Immigration, Registry, Revenue and the Post Office. There was a queue outside, once found out nearly all for Post Office and you need to see if anyone at the desk/window you want when empty you can go in. There was another yachtie extending his permit so only a few minutes and I was in. Now can be here till 17th April, suspect we will only use 2 weeks of it with current plans.
Stock up on breakfast supplies and snacks done too as shops all open today.
This afternoon a productive time bottom cleaning. Most of the hull done, none of the keel yet. The propeller was worked on with a metal scrapper. The barnacles had really attached themselves to it and the shaft, a lot of effort to get them off. Will need some finishing touches next time in the water.