Bequia to St. Vincent to Barbados

Up before the sun. Tidied up the ropes, and we were off into the Bequia channel by 0650 (after bathing Mum in vinegar because she ran in to some jellyfish on her morning swim). The channel was rougher than the leg down, but nowhere near as rough as we’ve seen it before, so it was a nice easy motor-sail back up to Barefoot, passing in front of a small container ship.

We found the tall ship again; she appeared to be anchored in Kingstown’s bay.

We reached the outer holding area for the Barefoot dock by 08:40, and the staff there motored out to us to bring ‘Lady Di’ up to the dock; quite neatly, but they’ve been doing it for years. Looked over ‘Mugari’, as she was tied up to the dock for maintenance work – nice interior, and a better layout than ‘Lady Di’, so perhaps we’ll take her next time.

Reached the airport with plenty of time to spare, had a roti upstairs and filled in all of the paperwork that is associated with departing one country, and entering another one, by air. Around noon, we headed down to the air-conditioned departure lounge (a fairly new change, somewhere in the past 5 years or so), ready to board our 12:40 flight.