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Kingstown, St. Vincent

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7th February, 2016

We arrived bang on time at 7am in order to collect our pilots. Once the senior pilot and his junior trainee had joined me up on the Bridge I set up turning Saga Sapphire through 180 degrees and backing down onto our berth. As we did I recounted to the pilots my first visit to the island many, many years ago when I was a junior officer and a group of us had taken a trip to a local beach, and while there a young American chap approached us to ask if we were staying on the island for long as he was looking for extras for a film being shot on location there. Of course we sadly had to decline but it turns out that flick was to be the first in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ series……..I’ll settle for Captain Wes as opposed to Captain Jack any day!

We made all fast by 8am and being a Sunday it was still quiet in town, so our passengers headed further out on tours titled, Beautiful Bequia, Discover St. Vincent, and for the more adventurous there was the opportunity to swim and snorkel with a Reef Encounter.

The weather remained near perfect throughout our stay with temperatures reaching the high 80’s, and we departed at 6pm into a beautiful Caribbean sunset. As today was a Sunday there was an Interdenominational Church Service with Reverend Derek McKelvey and me, featuring our ever popular Filipino choir.

We now continue through the flat calm of the Caribbean Sea and on towards our next port of call, St George’s on the spice island of Grenada.

Captain Wesley Dunlop

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