Yachty’s / Cruiser’s favourites list. Clean, tidy, relaxed, friendly and very
well geared up to the sailing community. Good restaurants and bars; smart enough
without feeling formal or stuffy. People here look as though they have been
hanging out for months. A busy bay in which “African Pride” leads us to a buoy
right up by the shore and landing stage. Perfect for a little
Leslie on Aragorn are alongside, ready to show us the island; including Turtle
sanctuary, Sunday Beach
jive, and Friendship Bay.
decide to anchor (rather than take a buoy) and suffer the notorious “Bequia
slide”…. drifting on anchor……… while we enjoy the comforts of live rhythm and
blues in the local beach bar (during a surprise rain squall (always a threat!).
We all dive into the dinghy and rescue MC (actually Mike got there ahead of us
from a shopping mission) before returning to cold beers and tales of daring-do
nearly a week in Bequia, chillin and enjoying the company of Aragorn, who are
now moving north, to our south. Not before a painful evening spent with Dick
(and a bar full of fellow Americans) seeing his Chicago Bears mauled in the final of The
Superbowl (I know how he feels). Having spent many weeks in and out of Aragorn’s
wake it will be with sadness that we part company. Dick and Leslie have been
mentors and friends extraordinaire; we hope we will have one more reunion in
Antigua before returning home.