Catamarans and single-hull sailing vessels speckle Admiralty Bay, whose shelter has long attracted buccaneers and explorers alike, while pastel-hued houses decorate the lower slopes of the foliage coated hills that spill down to the coast. The islanders hold fast to their traditions: boat building, fishing, and hunting humpback whales using 100-year-old methods.
Reading this, I could feel myself walking on the sand on Princess Margaret Beach with cool random breezes caressing me. I could feel the just right Caribbean Sea washing sand over my toes while listening to the sounds of seagulls serenading the fish. I could see myself barefoot in khaki shorts and no shirt feeling the Bequia sun warming my neck and shoulders. I could feel paradise. I could feel the place I miss so much.
Happy Birthday "Papa"! - Island in the Net17th November 2016 at 3:09 PM
[…] Ollivierre passed away on October 8, 1988, in his hometown of LaPompe on the island of Bequia, at the age of 73. My maternal grandfather, my “Papa”, passed away while I was […]
Monkey Hill, LaPompe, Bequia - Island in the Net4th September 2016 at 6:17 PM
[…] mother took this photo during one of her recent trips to the LaPompe section of the island of Bequia where her parents lived. The house is located at the top middle level of one of the highest hills […]