Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Bequia And St. Lucia

On the 6th we headed to Bequia and found a nice spot by the beach to throw the anchor down, later in the night we realized that in the morning we would need to pick up and move to the North end of the anchorage as we rolled all night from the swell coming in. The following morning we moved and after about 4 tries managed to find a spot that was sandy enough to drop the anchor. We stayed here about a week as another weather front passed meeting up with some of the new friends we had met in Grenada and enjoying the quietness of the island. I tried a new fruit while here called a soursop. I had seen it before in Grenada but had never bought one for fear of not liking it but a gentleman selling them at the farmers maket cut one open for me to try.

It had a very unique taste and texture so I bought one to try at home. It has a sweet taste almost of a sweet tart with undertones of pineapple and coconut? Its hard to explain but it was different then anything else I had ever eaten before. The texture on the other hand was something I could not get past. It had almost a cooked fish texture that just didnt jive with a fruit. Oh well I hear they make wonderful smoothies and if given the chance I would try it. Our next stop was Marigot Bay in St. Lucia. We stopped here on the way down and really liked it as they have the pool and marina facilities you can use when you take a mooring ball. On the way there we had to pass the Pitons and on the way down it was very cloudy and we didnt get a good view of them. However this trip they were beautiful.
The pitons coming into view

We also managed to catch two Mahi's but one of them decided to jump overboard after the hook came out. Guess it was his lucky day, but we managed to keep the other onboard and had a wonderful dinner of fresh fish. Dirk as always has to have his just seared with wasibi and ginger.
We spent the next day at the pool just hanging out and relaxing a bit.
I love these canopy beds they have to lounge in
Two rum punches to help chill out. After paying for them Dirk needed the alcohol to get over the sticker shock.
Other parts of the resort, just so pretty
I love those covered seats
After a day at the pool we came back cooked dinner and sat in the cockpit watching the sun set into the ocean.
We planned on staying here several days but after such a relaxing time we decided to move on the next day, after all it would just be a short hop up to Rodney Bay where we would sit in the anchorage for a week before moving into the marina for a longer period of time.

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