Last Days in the Eastern Caribbean, Part Five
From Carriacou we sailed to Bequia. It was a full day’s sail. We arrived late in the afternoon and only had time for a quick chat with Stu and Lesley on Sula. We met these great people in Grenada and they were traveling to Bonaire around the same time frame, but straight from Bequia. We were tired and hungry, so Dave, Steve, Marie and I took a short stroll through town since Marie had never been there before.
It doesn’t take long to see everything and, unfortunately, it was Sunday so most places were closed. Too bad! I would have liked to shop a bit in Doris’ Market. She has things that I can’t find anywhere else in the Caribbean, including Mexican food ingredients. But the town is cheerful and colorful and everyone is friendly. We visited briefly with Cheryl Johnson at the Fig Tree Restaurant. She runs the cruisers’ net in the mornings and works very hard to make Bequia safe and welcoming for cruisers. She is also very involved with a kids’ reading program.
They started a radio program where the kids read live on air. How fun, huh? Cheryl is so proud of those kids. She had to show me pictures of the kids reading on air. We donated all our $EC coins to the program. The Fig Tree is right on the waterfront, so it has a beautiful view.
The light was fading fast, but the island still looked picturesque. We grabbed a bite to eat and called it a night. The next stop was St Lucia and we were leaving first thing in the morning.