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We started our adventure on October 16, 1997 and returned on the 25th.
Karen's parents made it all possible by volunteering their time with the
Kids. They came down from Buffalo and allowed us to escape.
We flew out of Dullus in Wash. D.C. and into Kingstown, St. Vincent
with a one hour layover in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The flight was uneventful,
we were lavished with kindness and hospitality from the moment we got past
customs to the time we left. We haven't been able to get past the culture
shock of returning to San Juan, P.R. where everyone seemed that much more
It's hard to choose our favorite island, but Petite St. Vincent (PSV)
would be close. Day one of the Charter found us on the South side of Bequia
in Friendship Bay, a secluded whaling village. Day two we jumped down to
Salt Whistle Bay, Mayreau. We hit the beach and hiked the hills up to the
village. Day three found us anchored in the famous Tobago Cays. Here we
had fun bartering with the local vendors (boat boys) for what ever they
were selling. The one they call "Mr. Best" delivered 4 lbs. of BBQ lobster
basted in garlic butter for our dinner. keep in mind we're anchored 6 miles
from the nearest homestead. Dominoes doesn't have a chance down here!
Day four we hopped over to Union Island for shore leave and Karen's favorite
part......SHOPPING!. She fell in love with a coconut roll called
a "red bellie." There we employed the services of Tony Curtis Alexander
who instructed us in the finer art of BBQ'in 8 lbs. of lobster!
We couldn't get enough. Day five we sailed to Mopion for a lunch stop,
stopped at the docks of Petit St. Martinique (smugglers heaven) to top
off our tanks (water & fuel) and scope out the buys, then anchored
off PSV. Day Six we headed North to Canouan and a lovely dinner ashore
at the Tamarind Beach Resort. Day six we sailed North to the West side
of Bequia for an evening of night life and dinning. Karen found time to
knock off more shopping. Day seven we dragged our anchor (feet) all
the way back to turn in the yacht at Blue Lagoon (Southeast of Kingstown)
I didn't see a sign of Brook Shields. Day eight we flew out at 7:30 am
had an eight hour layover in San Juan. Karen completed her xmas shopping
up to the year 2000.