After leaving St Lucia, we spent a couple days in Bequia as well as a couple in Tobago Cays. Since we were rushing to get to Grenada for our scheduled haul out , we didn't really get to spend as much time as I wanted to in either place. Bequia is a lovely little island, with easy accessibility to some fresh produce and decent pizza (we went to the Bequia Plantation Hotel and really enjoyed the brick oven pizza there). The locals are very friendly and from what I saw the energy there is great, unlike in St Lucia where the energy is, I guess you could say, a little more desperate…understandably so considering the economic state it's in. If you plan on spending any amount of time in the Tobago Cays, Bequia would be the spot to provision until you hit Grenada. It has the basic fresh fruits (such as mango, soursop, and papaya) and vegetables (such as cucumbers, cabbage, and carrots) that you would need at relatively reasonable prices. We didn't really do much in those couple of days except provision and check out some nearby beaches and reefs.
During the brief time we had in Bequia, we also met our new found cruiser friends that, like us, happen to be obsessed with Hans Christians. They live aboard their Hans Christian 38 Mark II named Lyric, and have spent the past 2 years cruising the eastern Caribbean after deciding to leave their corporate lives. They bought their boat in St Thomas over two years ago and have not looked back since. I've decided since that people who obsess over Hans Christians are a little crazy, just like us, and I think that that's alright by me ….Shout out to Karen and Brad…you have a lovely boat and it's been fun hanging with you so far! Anyhow, I'm sorry I'm very uninspired to write lately, so I'll leave you with some photos and hopefully they can depict the laid back energy that this lovely island exudes…
|Church in town|
|Houses along the hillsides|