Location: Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines

The day began as we arrived in Bequia after our first overnight passage. The night was long, but we were allowed to sleep an extra two hours, as long as we weren’t needed. The entire crew was feeling the effects of the passage in the morning as we tried to get ready for our day.

After breakfast, we began our first deep cleaning both on deck and below. The crew took a few minutes to build up its momentum, but before we knew it, we were awake and working well. We were very excited to get fresh sheets and pillowcases as well as get the chance to send our laundry to shore to be washed for real for once.

Once the boat was cleaned bow to stern and top to bottom, we had lunch and class, but after that, we went to the Old Hegg Turtle Sanctuary. The sanctuary would raise baby turtles to maturity in captivity before release. Whether or not this makes a real difference in their survivor-ship is a subject of debate among the crew.

Before returning to the Argo, we did a brisk business at the Bequia fruit markets, buying Guanapana (I don’t have the faintest idea how it’s spelled), passion fruit, star fruit, mangoes, and other more mundane fruits… oh yeah, and we saw an octopus swimming on the surface during after-dinner cleanup!