With this latest major repair behind us, we pointed the bow south once again. A one night stop in Marigot allowed us to clear out with Customs in the afternoon and get an early morning jump on the next day’s run down to Bequia. I wanted to have most of the open water passage behind us by noon to beat the strongest trades; leaving early from Marigot accomplishes that goal.
We slid on down the western shore of St. Vincent then charged across the short passage to Admiralty Bay, Bequia, one of our favorite anchorages in the Eastern Caribbean. Bequia ranks near the top in the cruising sailing culture because the little island is all about the water and the sailing. Services for cruisers are plentiful and reasonably priced. During the cruising season, November to May, the harbor is always jam packed.
Our primary reason for sailing to Bequia this year was having some canvas work completed. Grenadine Canvas is the most reasonably priced canvas maker in the Caribbean. I made an appointment with them to have the Dodger repaired, a new Bimini connector fabricated, and chaps made for the dinghy. All this work was accomplished in less than a week, and both price and quality were outstanding. What’s not to love?
In addition, Bequia now has super hi-speed WiFi available, and as always, Miranda’s laundry service still tops our list for one of the friendliest, quality laundries.