Cumberland Bay, St Vincent
We are on our way north, to St Lucia having left
Carriacou on Tuesday. We are anchored off the west coast of St Vincent in
a very deep bay, which is why we also have a line off the back of our boat, tied
to a palm tree on the shore. It is very pretty, but sadly this part of the
coast is not very safe, (theft) and so we will stay on board tonight.
Sailing north, we stopped off at Petite Martinique to fill up with fuel
and also managed to buy some delicious red snapper. From there we sailed through
the exquisite Grenadines, passing Petite St Vincent, Palm Island, Mayreau and
then overnighted in Canouan.
On the way we managed to buy some conk (or lambi as
it is known in Grenada) from a fisherman who was stuck on a reef. However, AFTER
we relieved him of his catch, we did phone to get him some help. Why are we
buying fish? (you may well ask)... because, the boys have not caught anything
for weeks! Last week, they did catch a great big barracuda, but these
are not safe to eat due to the possibility of ciguatera poisoning. And it stank
- so overboard it went.
This morning we sailed passed Bequia and up the
coast of St Vincent. We had a beautiful bird land on our deck - which was almost
tame. It allowed us to take a whole lot of pics, very close up, and then
flew off. We have no idea what it is - so if any of you recognise this bird
with the exceptionally long tail feathers, please let us know.
Tomorrow morning we will sail the last 40 miles to
St Lucia - so far we have had great wind, and we should take just over 5
hours to get there. Love to all, Coenie, Mike & Lynn