Carriacou

Carriacou

Tyrell Bay You can’t say all the Caribbean is the same; there’s a subtle difference between all the islands and it’s not just the geography. Although Carriacou is but a stone’s throw away from Union Island, it couldn’t be more different....
Near disaster on Union Island

Near disaster on Union Island

After a brief lunchtime stop at the very beautiful Palm Island, we entered the chaos of Clifton on Union Island so that we could clear out St Vincent and the Grenadines. Newlands Reef is the only feature keeping the sea reasonably flat in Clifton Harbour, but it...
Robert Righteous and De Youths

Robert Righteous and De Youths

We spent the early afternoon of our last day in Salt Whistle Bay with our French friends, celebrating Philippe’s 40th birthday with rum punch and lunch on the beach. Even though it was his birthday, he’d slaved away at the cooker in the morning to produce food to...
Salt Whistle Bay – Mayreau

Salt Whistle Bay – Mayreau

Salt Whistle Bay is an oasis of calm compared with the exposed waters of Tobago Cays. The sea is flat, the winds are light, and the swell isn’t too bad either. It’s possible to land the dinghy without getting your knickers wet, and the beach is a beautifully...
All Frenchmen Smoke Pipes

All Frenchmen Smoke Pipes

“There’s a guy over there talking about Lady Jane. And he is smoking a pipe, just like Thierry off Lys de Mer. I wonder if all Frenchman smoke pipes?” Maria was asking me this as I lay on the beach with my eyes closed. In the background I could hear another voice, one...