Back in Bequia for Bags
22 July 2017
“You know those bags we bought in Bequia? Let's stop there and get some more.”
Lisa and I were debating whether to sail from Martinique to Carriacou or stop in Bequia. We love Bequia but need to get Carriacou to get ready for Regatta and join the fitness friends there for noodle, water aerobics and beautiful, strenuous hikes. I also enjoy bike riding in Carriacou. Oh, our hurricane insurance is not in force north of Carriacou and we have been out of the “safe zone” for three weeks already.
But the slightest reason to return to Bequia had me eager to visit again. Sailing into the harbor sure reminded us of the great times we have had here. I snorkeled in the crystal clear water to check the anchor set and saw a few schools of fish observing me. It is good to be back.
We cleared customs, ate chicken at our local favorite restaurant. The owner recognized us and greeted us with a big smile and huge plates of chicken and local vegetables. Hairoun beer was on special, 3 for 10 EC. That's $1.20 each!
Our next stop was Alec sails. We received a warm welcome from Alec and Selma. Alec and John Dillon's boat, Eclipse had just won handily in the Petit St. Vincent regatta. They had a large trophy to show for it. Alec was pleased to hear about our Antigua Race week victory too. We will be joining the racers later this afternoon for a discussion about the upcoming Carriacou Regatta. We will be racing Uproar in the yacht regatta but there are also days of local boat races. I was invited again to crew on Eclipse but declined unless I am really needed. Last time I was just ballast and bailing. But I hope I am needed, it was a blast!
Back on the boat, we heard “Uproar” from the back of the boat. Bill from Overstreet invited us for cocktails and a beach barbecue on Sunday. Carriacou will have to wait. I'm glad there are no roads on the ocean and Uproar's rudder turns whatever way we wish.