Its been a while since our last blog update from
Bequia is a laid back, friendly island that reminds me of a
Snorkeling in the Tobago Cays is endlessly fascinating. We swam with turtles, often 5-6 at a time of all sizes. There were thousands and thousands of fish hovering over the reef - swaying back and forth with the motion of the water. We saw so many cool species and spent hours watching the interactions between the various players. Along the shallow inside of the reef, in a million holes and canyons there are masses of brightly coloured fish. Our fabulous ‘Reef Fish” guide has been well used. There is a cut in the reef that you can just manage to dinghy through to access the outer reef which drops off to 50 – 60 feet. Here are more of the larger fish, along with the smaller ones too. The large sandy stretches provide their own critters – sting rays are common with the occasional eagle ray and nurse shark cruising through, razor fish pearly, goatfish of several species, yellowtail snappers, snake eels, and our favorites here, the flying gurnards.The cliff areas of the little islands are nesting sites for several species of coastal birds. We enjoyed the antics of the laughing gulls, brown noddies and brown boobies – their many voices, territorial spats and acrobatic flying as they attempted to pirate each other’s just caught fish.
Finally it was time to check out and keep movin’ South. We did an overnight stop in Petit Martinique; meandered through the lovely, perhaps better off, town than we have seen for a while, and stocked up on wine and beer, and then cleared into the country of
After 3 days in
Until next time,
Derek and Cathy
s/v Idyll Island