Join us for a 290+ mile sail from St Martin down to Grenada where you’ll get a glimpse into boat life as we actively cruise. Also, check out what it can be like sailing the Caribbean and video coverage of our most recent drama of taking on water. Highlights include Simon getting sandblasted by plane
In this episode of Sailing Britican, you’ll gain a well-rounded picture of what liveaboard life Bequia St Vincent is like. Simon will show you his passage plan from St Vincent to Bequia in the Grenadines. We’ll show you what it looks like when an anchor drags, some sights of Bequia including the town, some beaches and a walk across the island. Simon will explain the process of repairing the black caulk on our teak deck, we’ll show you the liveaboard cruiser hang out, show you what our daughter Sienna gets up to on a daily basis (does she have a social life?!), a crazily insane rainstorm, and a small bug issue.
Also, find out if Simon recovers from being trapped between the dinghy and the dock – does he stay dry or does he get wet?
The title should actually be, ‘Is it safe to sail to St Vincent’? The Grenadines, as a whole, are known to be safe. It’s St Vincent that has the bad reputation. There are 32 islands and cays (pronounced ‘Keys’) that make up St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). Nine are inhabited, including the mainland St Vincent and the Grenadines islands: Young Island, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Union Island, Mayreau, Petit St Vincent and Palm Island.
In 2016 when we did our first full Caribbean sailing season we skipped St Vincent. Immediately after passing it by I had several cruisers say, ‘Don’t miss St Vincent – it’s great!’ I vowed that I would most definitely visit the island if the opportunity came up again.
On our visit we checked into Chateaubelair on the northwest side of the island. Then we sailed down to Cumberland Bay and anchored with our stern facing the shore – an anchor heading out to sea and a line tided to the shore. What were our overall thoughts of the island and the people? Watch the video to find out. And check out the photo gallery too.
Normally I write an article and do a video but for some reason I managed only a video for Union Island. In an attempt to keep all my media in one place I’ve embedded the YouTube video below like previous articles. I have, however, created a summary of our time in Union Island in addition
Tobago Cays video below – scroll down to find it if you don’t feel like reading 🙂 After spending two incredible years sailing around the Mediterranean, my husband, daughter and I crossed the Atlantic in November/December (with crew) and landed on the Caribbean island of St Lucia. We spent the holiday season drinking rum punches,
Discovering Bequia – After crossing the Atlantic Ocean and then hanging out in St Lucia for a month hubby and I started to get itchy feet. We enjoyed St Lucia’s lovely Rodney Bay Marina, both on the jetty and when using a mooring ball. Furthermore, we anchored in the popular Marigot Bay and a few