Provisioning in Clifton at a lovely fruit market.
The purpose of us coming back to Union Island was that we missed to visit Happy Islands the last time. So for our last sundowner in St Vincent & The Grenadines we took a taxi boat to Happy Islands and what an experience!! Totally beyond our expectations!! The owner/builder, Janti Ramage, built this unique place, which is also his residence, out of conch shells found in the area. This enterprising fellow gathered up all the discarded piles of conch shells in Clifton Harbour and build himself an island on a shallow part of the reef. He was given a couple of palms from nearby Palm Island, decided to call the place Happy Island and opened a bar where visiting boat people can watch the sunset with a rum punch in hand. It is the only island in the Caribbean that is self supplied: water supply from the rain and electricity supply the sun.
Our usual tradition for our sundowner: Yatzee! This time Inez took the pen, with some help.
Could not resist this picture. Louise got Yatzee at the first throw!!!
Guess Happy Islands has the best rum punch in the whole Caribbean. Beats just about the one at Felix Bar in Dominica. It is made on freshly pressed Papua fruit. Really yummie! Had to have a second one ;-)
And now for the entertainment that we did not expect! Union Island is known for its kite surfing, however we never thought that the top best in the world come here to exercise. Considering Happy Islands position, these professionals get support and applauses during their exercises and we get great entertainment!! And some of it was really breathtaking!
The very last sunshine of the day
Kids being inspired by the impressive kite surfers.