St Vincent

Exploring Port Elizabeth in the Grenadines

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Exploring Port Elizabeth in the Grenadines

Port Elizabeth is the main town on the Grenadine Island of Bequia (pronounced Beck Way) and is easily reached from Kingstown on St. Vincent by ferry, so making a daytrip is fairly straightforward.   Port Elizabeth is located in Admiralty Bay, a beautiful location that is truly popular with yachters and sun-worshippers. The main attractions are the beaches, such as Princess Margaret’s Beach, which is easily accessible by water-taxi from Port Elizabeth. There’s a row of cafes by the water, which allows the visitor to relax...

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La Soufriere, St. Vincent: Part 2

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La Soufriere, St. Vincent: Part 2

Hikers will need strong walking shoes and perhaps a walking stick on the loose gravel and rock below the crater’s edge.   I drank four litres of water on the hike; conditions in the forest are hot and humid and will drain strength quickly if  lost liquids aren’t replenished.   Expect the whole hike to take 4 – 5 hours depending on the hiking companions; this includes 20 minutes at the top.   Recent heavy rains have lead to landslides – look for the these on the slopes of the surrounding hills. They...

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La Soufriere, St. Vincent: Part 1

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La Soufriere, St. Vincent: Part 1

The trailhead for the hike up the volcano of La Soufriere is around 1.5 hours from Kingstown, the capital of St Vincent. Visitors have to take a guided tour to the crater rim, especially since the inundation of April 10th – 11th, 2011, which washed away cars, houses, and trees brought down by last year’s hurricane. The trail wends through rainforest and crosses streams before reaching the treeline from where hikers can see the rim of the crater. From this point, there is gravel and loose rock underfoot, so contain the excitement...

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The Ferry to Bequia

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The Ferry to Bequia

It’s 34 degrees Centigrade and the ferry to Bequia is bobbing in the harbour swell by the quay at Kingstown. I’d arrived at 10:15 expecting the ferry to leave right on time at 10:30. At 10:40 passengers are still arriving on board herding their acquaintances towards the few spare places still available for seating. All of a sudden the van furthest from the entry ramp decides it no longer wants to go to Bequia; all the other vehicles in his lane reverse amidst much arm-waving and horn-honking. Everyone returns but then the wood...

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Kingstown, St. Vincent

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Kingstown, St. Vincent

Kingstown is the capital of the small Caribbean nation of St Vincent and the Grenadines. It’s quite a shabby place that appears run down. However, visitors can catch the ferry from here to Bequia (pronounced Beckway), Mayroun, and Union Island, some of the Grenadine Islands. There are some ATMs on Grenville Street and Halifax Street, although I had time to obtain my cash from the ATM at the airport. These two streets have colourful properties along them that contrast with the other dour buildings. There are two cathedrals along...

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Diving Deep in St. Vincent and the Grenedines

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NEW YORK, NY, June 22, 2006 – Deep in the southern Caribbean, the laidback charm of St. Vincent and the Grenadines permeates every aspect of life: from colorful weekend markets, secluded beaches, hidden anchorages, and warm delightful people. The heart of this archipelago is St. Vincent, whose lush mountainous interior extends to black sand shorelines, and volcanic walls dip below the waves into a pristine – and surprisingly vibrant and thriving – underwater environment. Teeming with marine life, divers are treated to...

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