Tuesday, January 19, 2016

On to Bequia

We spend two beach days in Bequia (pronounced Beck-way), the second largest island in the Grenadines (7 square miles, with around 5,000 people).  We arrive in the afternoon, anchor in Admiralty Bay, one of the most protected natural harbors in the Caribbean, and head ashore into the Port Elizabeth waterfront.  The main street along the waterfront has a few vendors and restaurants, with a focus on pizza (more on that later).

Walking down the main street in Port Elizabeth

Taxi and bread/croissant/pizza delivery to your boat

And, what is main street without a few goats!

We're heading to Princess Margaret Beach, a 500-yeard stretch of sand with smooth, soft, white sand, great swimming, a small restaurant, and, in the middle, a vendor selling beer and soft drinks.  The path to the beach is a charming 10-15 minute walk along the harbor on the Belmont Walkway.

Belmont walkway

The walkway wanders past shops, houses, hotels, and across another beach before heading over the hill.
Along the waterfront and across the beach

 Up the hill and back down

Around the corner and there we are

Along the way, we pass the Bequia Coast Guard.

 Coast Guard

And, as we cross over the hill we get great views of Admiralty Bay.

 Admiralty Bay

Then, we arrive at Princess Margaret Beach and head into the water for some swimming and kayaking.

Princess Margaret beach

We swim, have a Hairoun beer (brewed on St. Vincent) or two each, and settle in for the rest of the day.

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