St. Vincent

and the Grenadines

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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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