So, as usual, it’s been a long while since our last post but this time it isn’t due to sub-par internet, but, sub-par weather! The last week has been nothing but cloudy and rainy, which means there hasn’t been too much solar charging of our batteries going on so, consequently, we haven’t been able to charge our laptops and write posts. Apparently the sun is supposed to start showing itself a lot more from now on so fingers crossed that actually happens!
Anyway, since our last post, we have managed to move South a bit further which is good. We are now in Bequia (pronounced bek-way) which is the first island in the group of islands known as The Grenadines. We had a very pleasant sail from St. Vincent, which took about an hour and a half and was about as comfortable as it gets which is a welcome change. When we arrived in Admiralty Bay, we were pleasantly surprised by how nice it all looked considering it is such a big and busy bay (it is the only large town on the whole island.)
We saw our friends aboard their cat, Moana Roa, and we tried to anchor near them but there just wasn’t enough room so we ended up anchoring a few hundred metres away. About an hour later, after we had gone for a quick swim to cool ourselves off, our friends we met in Wallilabou arrived aboard their boat Adonis. They’ve anchored right behind us which is really nice and whilst they were anchoring, Moana Roa cruised past and anchored even further back because they had been dragging their anchor in their old spot. So here we were, three boats all within swimming distance of each other, all friends, anchored off this gorgeous beach.
What more could you ask for! The kids from Moana Roa would paddle around on their paddleboard after they had finished school and we all took turns of their little Optimist sailing dinghy. It was a picturesque image of what the cruising life is!
After a few days of having an absolute ball, it was time for Moana Roa to leave and the kids to say bye until we meet again in Grenada in a month or two. We will stay here for a few more nights while we wait for a package of schoolwork to arrive and it’s such a beautiful place, we don’t want to leave!
Also, since it’s a bit of a short post, here is a video I made of what we’ve been up to so far: