Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bequia Regatta Has Come and Gone

A few of the local race boats in Bequia.  Don't be sittin' on dem!

Maria shopping for local things at the local stands.

The Windjammer Mandaley with only 2 out of her 3 masts, for some odd reason.

Waiting for the green flash at anchor in Bequia's Admiralty Bay.

How many people can you fit in a dinghy and still float?

The Royal Clipper ship in Bequia.

J-24 racing action in Bequia.  Note the photographer in the little dinghy trying to catch the action.

The view from the Fire Fly restaurant on Bequia.  Buy lunch and you can use the fresh water pool!

Captain Steve waiting for his lunch - you can see the menu behind him.

S/Y Aspen – April 15, 2015 – Log #131
Aspen Position: 13 degrees 00’ N  061 degrees 14’ W
Bequia, Caribbean

The Bequia Easter Sailing Regatta is now history.  We had to stay and see all the fun that the local sailing boats provide, along with the Caribbean sailors too.  Luckily Aspen was close to the marks so all we did was sit in our cockpit and watch the action.

Since it was Easter weekend in Bequia, most stores were closed and the ATM machine ran out of money, as expected.  Not to worry, Aspen was stocked up with essential provisions like chicken, pasta, and rum.

Now it is time to put the wind back in our sails and push deeper toward Grenada, our final stop this sailing season.  But there are so many islands to visit before we put Aspen on land again.  The legendary crystal clear waters of the Tobago Cays, Mayreau, Union Island and Carriacou are short sails away.  No overnight passages this year and Maria is thankful for that.

Sail on, sail on Aspen…
(The book, Voyage Into Hell by Steve Siguaw can be found at too.)

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