It’s Wednesday and we are STILL here in Marigot bay and yes, and continue to think about leaving for The Pitons and Bequia. Hold on though, it’s just so nice here and we hate to rush off.
Besides, another afternoon at the pool sounds pretty good to us and that Indian restaurant up above the marina is still on our list.
Earlier this morning very nice basket weaver came up to Pandora to show us his work, baskets. We bought one. You have to admire his entrepreneurial spirit along with his brightly colored skiff. And speaking of hustle, there are plenty of day boats taking large groups of tourists out for a day of snorkeling and sightseeing. A parade of these jam packed boats come through the harbor every day. I wonder if the USCG would approve of their safety equipment? Perhaps better not to ask.
Ok, how about some boat watching? I love this little Lyle Hess Bristol Channel Cutter. She’s one of a long production run for this petite 24′ “go anywhere design. Tiny and very popular with a cult like following since her introduction in the 80s. Perhaps something with a bit more creature comfort is what you’re looking for. RH3 is a beautiful explorer yacht that went through a major refit just a few years ago. She’s rugged and looks the part of a world cruiser, which she is. Check out this article about what she’s all about. Her tenders are impressive and this one, that I guess they must tow around, would fit right in a James Bond movie. And, that doesn’t even count the two smaller equally sinister looking ones parked on the upper deck. His and hers?I am particularly struck by this Lefite 44. She is an 80s vintage and yet doesn’t look it as her owner has lovingly maintained her, along with some excellent craftsmen in Trinidad where she has been stored for a number of summer seasons. She must be the best of her breed and I understand that she’s for sale. Bob Perry, perhaps the leading designer of cruising boats, designed her back in 1978. Read about this iconic design here. Her recent paint job and fresh canvas really make her shine. Nice boat.And speaking of nice boats. How about Pandora sitting pretty in this tiny charming harbor?Well, it’s almost lunchtime and, as usual, not a lot has happened aboard Pandroa so I’d better, as my father used to say, “get the lead out”. Actually, I have to clear out today so we can leave in the morning for the Pitons and then on to Bequia. That is, of course, unless we decide to spend one more day here.
And, we just have to carve out some time to curl up with a book near the infinity pool. Right?