Bequia 3rd - 9th February

Chris & Sally Longstaff
Mon 12 Mar 2007 16:25



On every 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 commuting.


Dick and Leslie on Aragorn are alongside, ready to show us the island; including Turtle sanctuary, Sunday Beach jive, and Friendship Bay.


Mary Constance 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 (?!)


We spend 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.