Wednesday, April 6 – Bequia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- More than 30 islands make up St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Bequia is the largest of the Grenadines, albeit a very small island only 8 km long with about 5000 inhabitants. Bequia is a very scenic island with rolling hills and and beaches. We anchored in the Port Elizabeth bay and tendered into port. There are a few shops near the harbour and a pleasant walkway along the waterfront that takes you to some oceanfront restaurants/bars and dive shops. There were several private yachts there and the waterfront is busy with those on the yachts visiting to pick up supplies.
- Guidebooks state that you can walk to the beaches that are just south of Port Elizabeth, but that is no longer the case. The trail that existed a year or so ago is now closed as private residences were built in that area. You need to take a water taxi and these are readily available in the port areas. We settled for sipping a local beer in one of the oceanfront bars. Very pleasant and good people watching.Throughout our trip we tasted the local beer brewed on the island and without exception they were all very tasty; Carib is also good and is available throughout the southern Caribbean; we paid $2.50 USD for Hairoun, the local St. Vincent beer. We enjoyed our short visit to Bequia, a very beautiful and peaceful place.
- Another enjoyable dinner in the main dining room with 2 couples from England, then sadly we had to pack so that we could have our suitcases outside our suite by 11 PM.