Seem to be constantly playing catch up with this
We were just going to head south from St Lucia, but
everyone we spoke to said not to miss the opportunity of visiting Bequia and the
Tobago Cays and I'm very glad we took their advise.
Port Elizabeth is the 'capital' of Bequia,set in
Admiralty Bay, it's a very popular place for divers and I can understand why as
the water is crystal clear even by Caribbean standards.There are several lovely
tree lined beaches and plenty of little restaurants and bars,so all in all a
very good base. We would be sitting on the boat
having a coffee and suddenly see a turtle swim to the surface have a look around
and then dive down again (probably not too keen on what it saw,('all
those damn boats').
The Tobago Cays were even more beautiful,these tiny
uninhabited islands are set within a Marine Reserve area, and protected
from the Atlantic ocean by a large horseshoe shaped coral, the water there was
the bluest I have ever seen.
Our only disappointment was that it was very windy
when we visited so getting ashore on the dinghy was pretty tricky.
We did manage to land on 'Turtle Beach',but the
seabed had been churned up by the wind and we only saw one turtle.A boat
load of American scuba divers had arrived just before us and probably
managed to scare any living creature away. Why are Americans so bloody
After spending a night on Mayreau ,we headed back
to St Lucia,stopping overnight in Marigot Bay, very pretty and sheltered and
then returned to Rodney Bay,which feels rather like home. We spent the last
evening anchored beneath Pigeon Island and visited a little beach shack/
restaurant called 'Jambon de Bois'. It was great ricketty furniture made from
bits of driftwood,a longe area with a great book swap, internet access,and more
food than we could eat.You could easily set up home there and I think a
few boats had.
Having replenished the stores we headed north to