Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Bouncing around in Bequia. Health check.


Friday afternoon: Into the port on the RIB. Once for shopping and rubbish disposal and email collection. The second time for our supper at the Devil's Island resturant. This festive dive served a great meal and offered up all the pictures of Johnnie Depp one could ever wish for.  As we motored back to our mooring stars were bright and water dead calm. We saw the Milky Way drift and weave immediately above us.

03:00 on Saturday morning the first of a number showers blew through. Every cabin's skylight hatch was open so we all had a good dampening down of fresh water on bed, pillows or our kit bags.




A grey Saturday morning turning blue by 10:30 earlier Jilly (First Officer) and Chris (Fore deck crew) go off for a dive. The laundry boat arrives alongside to collect our washing and then we order more water. Unable to resist the retail scene in Bequia Angie has Patrick ride her across to shore for some therapy. 

Patrick, Sian and I stay on board, happy to wait for the water boat to come soon

The rest of Saturday was uneventful except for a most excellent lunch in Jack's Bar. Salads all round and Skipper Patrick and I talk seriously about the book we contemplated in May of last year. Which was how Sian and I blagged a two week passage on Cloud Nine in the first place. Idea: I will do a lot of drawings and paintings and he takes the photographs. We put this all together and hey presto we have a book . . .


A most excellent lunch in Jack's Bar


Early evening we decide my swollen feet need medical attention. So into the RIV with Skipper and Jilly and Sian. We go to the hospital just of Main Street Bequia and are politely shown through the hospital back out to the street to the Doctors house. We sit outside his house but for a moment when he pulls up in a beat up Toyota and shows us inside. 

A thorough examination from the good Dr Danyi put the trouble down to my BP, so he gave me a prescription. Diauritics. So we made our way to the pharmacy in the hospital who got me going with five pills. I made a donation to the hospital (signed the donations book).



We go to the hospital just of Main Street in Bequia


We returned to the pharmacy today at 0900, Sunday to get the full prescription and back to Cloud Nine and we were off.  

So the St Vincent and Grenadines Health Service was tested and found to be EXCELLENT.   


We head South.