Saturday, March 16, 2013


I woke up, it was a Bequia morning
and the first thing that I heard

was a serious and very noisy argument going on one boat over from Elephants Child. It was getting physical at some points too.

If this goes on I thought perhaps I need to move for some peace and quiet. But by the time the morning cruisers net came around the argument seemed to have been settled and peace had broken out between the squabbling parties.

YUP It was those damn gulls again.

There is good news and bad news on the conservation front. The first leatherback turtle of the 2013 nesting season has been seen and the nest recorded which is good news.

The not so good news is that the Bequia whaling station built by the Japanese has been put to it's designed use and cut up a whale taken by the Bequia whalers using traditional means, well at least it was a non exploding harpoon. I used to think that they used the traditional sail/oar driven double ended boat but it turns out that they use outboard driven speedboats chasing the whale till it is exhausted then harpooning it.

1 comment:

  1. I can't imagine seeing that happening. How sad....even if it's part of their culture. Cultural practices do change. Some cultural practices have been mutilating can bring about a slow change I suppose.
    Wish I was in Bequia too!