Purring in Petit St. Vincent
22 December 2017 | PSV, SVG
The Tobago Cays were just dreamy – windswept, turquoise blue water, white sand, surf on the reef, quite a lot of boats, quite a few big leatherback turtles. We snorkelled on a wee island but the visibility was not so good and so it was more of a swim, but fun all the same. We had supper at anchor and then a rather windy and swelly night. Waking up in that location felt like a dream, though. A boat boy came by selling fresh bread – useful but expensive – but as we keep saying, it’s good to be putting something back into the local economy.
We have now made our Christmas plans so we know how much time we have down here. We’ve decided to move on today to make sure we see as many of the Grenadine Islands as possible before we head north. We sailed south past Union Island and Palm Island, and headed for Petit St Vincent (PSV) in its ring of reefs. Oh, what a treat! We are now anchored up in a quiet spot (more turquoise blue water and palm fringed white sand beaches) just off the exclusive PSV boutique hotel where we learnt that the rack rate for a 1-bed cottage is US$1,785 per night for a couple. We are planning to have sun-downers at the Goaty Bar (which welcomes yachties) and are bracing ourselves and our wallets accordingly. Another boat boy came by and sold us some lovely fresh red snapper, so that is tonight’s supper sorted out.
On the subject of food (again), we have just had a lunch of coleslaw made from the red and white cabbages we bought in Gran Canaria, together with Las Palmas goat’s cheese. Very pleased with how our supplies have survived!
Today’s photo has the girls practicing their synchro off PSV.