The Indian meal turned out to be a really pleasant culinary experience after an early issue about the table location. Although it was predominantly fine quality Indian, some dishes were an Indian/Chinese fusion and the experience was lifted by this unusual variety.

Marigot Bay centre, market in foreground below, bay in background

Marigot Bay centre, market in foreground below, bay in background

We had intended to breakfast in the adjacent café/bakery but after waiting over 20 minutes for our order to be taken and witnessing others waiting longer for their meal, we decided to buy the ingredients and cook on board. Our departure was straightforward once we had identified that the bow mooring line was of the floating, not the sinking variety and needed to be taken away from our exit route by a dinghy.

Neville and Lynn battle the tangle

Neville and Lynn battle the tangle

We took a slow cruise north to allow Neville to deploy all 3 fishing rods. This tactic actually backfired as the lines all tangled and he and Lynn didn’t get them untangled (or rather cut apart) until we were nearly at our destination. So, nil fish for Neville in nearly 3 weeks while we watched locals landing them ‘hand over fist’!

We are now anchored off Reduit beach, Rodney Bay in view of the hotel we occupied with our wives in December. We have chosen not to enter the marina until tomorrow so we can avoid being antisocial as we intend to cook a paella using the BBQ on deck this evening.

Our December hotel on Reduit beach

Our December hotel on Reduit beach

On the subject of ‘antisocial’, it is significant to note that jet skis are banned in St. Vincent and the Grenadines while they are allowed in St. Lucia. As a result we are reluctant to venture away from the yacht while swimming for fear of our lives as they tear up and down at breakneck speed, clearly in the hands of children and novices !

Jet ski menace

Jet ski menace

Eyes peeled and don't go too far!

Eyes peeled and don’t go too far!