So we're back on board with the dinghy hoisted and everything stowed in readiness for a 6am departure tomorrow morning, after a leisurely farewell to Bequia lunch with friends. We returned to Mac's pizzeria, renowned for its lobster pizza, at Paul's request and enjoyed a cocktail or two looking out over the bay.
New Year's Eve was a lot of fun: we hosted ten of us on board Tumi for early evening cocktails and canapés before going ashore for dinner. The spectacular fireworks at midnight were enjoyed from the deck of some friends. All in all a good end to 2018 and welcome to 2019.
We've walked quite a few miles during our two weeks here, enjoying the countryside and views, and spotting all the different fruits growing alongside the trails. Yesterday it was a pleasure to see three young local lads sledging down a grassy slope on surfboards, having great fun.
So with Christmas and New Year behind us, our focus has really turned to our imminent departure for Colombia on 12 January. We're really touched that three boats of friends are coming to Rodney Bay to wave us off. We'll go into the marina on Monday in readiness for the seminars that begin on Tuesday morning and will spend the weekend back in St Anne in Martinique, buying the last few items of food and bits and bobs of spares. It really isn't long now!