Next stop en route to St Lucia and the final bash with the World Arc, was beautiful Bequia (pronounced Bek-way).
It was a good sail in the standard Caribbean 15 knot wind from the east. Always from the east - nor’east, east, sou’east or any other east, but always east!! The route took us past the headland at the south of the island, complete with shipwreck and an off the grid commune of sorts, and into a beautiful, if not crowded bay and anchorage.
Bequia turned out to be such a colourful and chill town and a great place to meet up with the Gobows for our last reunion. We had a perfect sunset for drinks on board Influencer, and a fun night together at the local pizza joint - and very good pizza too I have to add.
Walking on the island was very relaxed and with good swimming it was a great place for a couple of days rest.
After checking out of St Vincent and the Grenadines, we sailed on to the Pitons, past St Vincent Island, which was beautifully green and inviting despite its negative reputation - next time maybe!. In the lee of the islands most of the time, we had a smooth run all the way. There are a limited number of moorings at the Pitons and we were lucky enough to secure one, as did Aurora Polaris. Boat boys helped us get onto the mooring balls, and locals soon arrived in their colourful boats selling their wares - fruit or banana bread anyone?
A wonderful lunch on shore with our friends on Aurora Polaris ensued, with magnificent views of the Pitons towering over us. Back in the boat we had the same views and it really is a magical spot worth stopping for a night or two.
Today we tripped around the island, visiting the mud river baths, the Botanic Gardens with their hot pools, and, my favourite place definitely, the warm waterfall and pool. Too good - and nobody there despite the fact that a cruise ship had landed and off-loaded its thousands!!
But onward bound now for an evening run to Marigot Bay, our final but one, meet up with the WARC!