Beautiful, Beautiful Bequia
05 April 2011 | Bequia
We are loving Bequia. The beaches are beautiful, the people are beautiful and friendly, the island is just lovely. Yesterday we took a taxi round the island - it was an open backed taxi so we had the wind blowing in our hair and the smell of jasmine and frangipani all around us. First stop was the turtle sanctuary - the kids were enthralled by the tiny little babies, and then the larger ones which are nearly ready for release. Mia decided she wanted to give some of her charity money she had made selling her cards to the turtle sanctuary. It seems, however, that whilst the sanctuary are successfully rearing turtles and releasing them back into the sea, poachers are still killing them and they are still for sale in the fish markets. I don't think it's illegal to kill a turtle for its meat here, but it is illegal to make jewellery from their shells - there's still plenty for sale in the market stalls though. We'd like to think that the sanctuary is helping in some small way to ensure that the babies have some chance of survival.
We're off school for the week - we were all getting a bit tired of it and I then realised that we were due a holiday so where better than here? Even better then that we have bumped into Isabella on Esprit de Mer, who we met first in Antigua all those weeks back! They've had a great day together today with more play dates planned for tomorrow. Bit of a boring blog today, but there's not much to report- I'll try to be more inspired/inspiring next blog, I promise!