Bequia, Grenadines, Caribbean Sea

Bequia is the second largest of the Grenadine Islands with a population of about 4,300, Caribbean Sea

Bequia is the second largest of the Grenadine Islands with a population of about 4,300, Caribbean Sea

 

Bequia, known as “the big little island”, is the northernmost and second largest island in the Grenadines. Bequia means “island of the clouds”.  With approximately 4,300 residents living on the island’s seven square miles, no one remains a stranger for long.  Bequians are justly proud of their seafaring heritage, with just about every family connected to the sea in one way or another.  Fishermen toil to bring ashore succulent Caribbean lobsters and fish, many sailing handcrafted boats still built directly on thebeach.

 

Bequia, Grenadines is located in the Caribbean Sea just north of South America in the Lesser Antilles Islands, southwest of Barbados

Bequia, Grenadines is located in the Caribbean Sea just north of South America in the Lesser Antilles Islands, southwest of Barbados

 

The Moonhole is a unique construction of homes in a huge natural rock arch in Bequia, Grenadines, Caribbean Sea

The Moonhole is a unique construction of homes in a huge natural rock arch in Bequia, Grenadines, Caribbean Sea

 

The Moonhole derives its name from a massive arch formed in volcanic substrate through which the setting moon is sometimes visible.  The architectural wonder began as a single home and was constructed beginning in 1964.  The area is now a private nature preserve and wildlife and marine sanctuary run by a Conservation Trust.

 

Manhattan, this is not... in Bequia, Grenadines, Caribbean Sea

Manhattan, this is not… in Bequia, Grenadines, Caribbean Sea

 

Locally grown starfruit at a street fruit stand, Bequia, Grenadines, Caribbean Sea

Locally grown starfruit at a street fruit stand, Bequia, Grenadines, Caribbean Sea

 

Island Style in Bequia, Grenadines, Caribbean Sea

Island Style in Bequia, Grenadines, Caribbean Sea

 

The definition of an "OOPS!" moment -- sailing up the WRONG channel, Bequia, Grenadines, Caribbean Sea

The definition of an “OOPS!” moment — sailing up the WRONG channel, Bequia, Grenadines, Caribbean Sea

 

A closeup of the "OOPS!" moment -- sailing up the WRONG channel, Bequia, Grenadines, Caribbean Sea

A closeup of the “OOPS!” moment — sailing up the WRONG channel, Bequia, Grenadines, Caribbean Sea

 

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