Sunday, 18 August 2013

Funky places, Moody skies & some Nice people to travel with along the way ... my trip to Carriacou!

As I write this I can't help feeling I'm in confession apologising for not keeping up with my blogging what a sin! I have been a very busy girl of late so here are some pictures of my travels to the Carriacou Regatta to make up for it.

My trip to Carriacou was part of our Jus'Sail Youth Training Programme which happens in the summer season here in St Lucia. This year we selected students from the National Skills Development Centre. The NSDC's aim is to get students back to work & teaching them life skills which is important for having a positive outlook on life and fulfilling dreams and aspirations. I will be creating another Jus'Sail blog which will high light the students and their trip to the Carriacou & where our boat Good Expectation was built.

I took so many picture it was hard to choose however I managed to collect a few moments to share ... Funky Places, Moody Skies & Nice people ...


The reason for us making the trip Carriacou was to take part in the 2013 Carriacou Regatta ...


Students from Bequia getting ready to practice some sailing ... 

On the programme we were happy to have along to assist Lenka and Nick who turned out to be my models for the trip and the nicest people ...



The 'Welcome To Love' store where you can buy bbq sweet corn, local melon and jewellery a real random selection ... it's the caribbean!

Time for refreshments ...



The funky juice bar


You can take a seat order a drink and have a great view of the Carriacou Regatta racing 




Our boat Good Expectation taking part


The traditional Double Ender Whaling boats of Bequia.


Other Carriacou sloops ... 





Time to pick up some food for the crew ....


Patty's Deli was filled with fresh bread, local jams and other yummy delights ...


Lenka just loved the place she wanted to move in.

With another walk around we discovered this place ...


This is the entrance to Snagg's place we didn't know what we were going to find inside ....


Paintings ...


Mirrors ...


Light fittings ...


Lots more interesting things ...


An amazing view of the sea ...


And Snagg himself. 

Snagg makes these authentic model boats which can be purchase. He also uses his place as a restaurant and bar so whenever your on the Carriacou high street check him out.

We also caught up with my dear friend Lylette who recently moved to Grenada and was in Carriacou with her partner Kim. Kim lived on the island of Carriacou for quite a few years and built the wonderful restaurant called Bogles Round House which is now run by his daughter.


Lylette and Kim


The Bogles Round House Restaurant


Pepsi and Lenka



Pepsi and Lylette


Lylette being the tour guide


Lylette in our ride for the afternoon


Nice view



Hillsborough, Carriacou



Lylette taking it in ...



Kim on the edge ...



We saw this little pink shack on our way into Carriacou. Lenka and I had our eyes on the place for our first beer or two or 3!



Big smiles after our first beer!


Not a bad place to sit for a while

I like the way they serve your liquor in little quart bottles ... this wasn't my drink by the way ...


It was so nice to sit back and watch the world go by ...



Happy Days!. xx

Here are some random pictures I took on my travels  ...


I woke up in Tobago Cays to this moody sky but it started to transform ...


To this ...



To this …


& this ... How wonderful!


And our day turned out like this.

Lenka taking it all in ... Tobago Cays heaven ...







Lenka is a Yoga teacher on the Island of St Lucia. She offers one on one sessions and classes. If ever you're in St Lucia check her out ... Lenka for Yoga


Lenka giving O'Brian and Herbert an early morning yoga warm up




This is Herbert our first mate feeding the birds after creating one of his yummy meals ...


Fresh fish, local avocados & fried plantain ... island style yum!





This is Nick having a chilled moment. 


Nick loves loves sailing. He said it was a dream come true being on our Youth Training Programme sailing the caribbean ...


And he is also passionate about chinese medicine and he is also an acupuncturist. You can contact him here for details 




My hubby Captain James and Lenka








The star of the show Good Expectation looking sweet!



As mentioned before look out for the Jus'Sail blog which will have lots more pictures of our students taking part in the Carriacou Regatta 2013.



Me in the sea ...

HAPPY DAYS!

3 comments:

  1. great place you have here.. I bet you will love the Maldives too.

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  2. Wow I wish I could just go do what you're doing. It's just a dream and can't see it ever coming true but that might be my problem. Keep sharing the pictures I love them

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  3. Pepsi, can I contact you regarding a new docu-interview please? Its very cool and very exciting to do. Would liek to send you more details if possible?
    Twitter - @OnlookrApp www.onlookr.co.uk
    Alank@onlookr.co.uk

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