A Long Passage To St. Vincent – Icelantic X Moorings Sailing Series Part 3

For a second year in a row Icelantic Skis has partnered with The Moorings in an effort to showcase adventure sailing lifestyle in the off season and how good it can be. Here is the first part of the series of short webisodes documenting the recent adventure to the West Indies as the Icelantic crew sets sail in the Grenadine Islands of the South Caribbean, West Indies – For more information visit www.moorings.com/icelantic – Here is part 3 of the series, enjoy! .

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- Video production by: Heidi McGuire, 321 Media Productions ______________ Pitons to St. Vincent:To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” After an amazing time exploring St. Lucia, the Pitons, and Soufriere, we set out early for the first of two long passages. The 6-7 hour sail gave our crew plenty of time to reacquaint with our sea legs and skills. Our efforts did not leave us in vain. We rolled up to a mooring ball in front of the charming boutique hotel the Beachcomber just before sunset. Elated to have arrived, we swam to shore in the pristine and refreshing water. A quick dip in the Hotel’s saltwater pool left us refreshed, as we moseyed up to the bar for a famed Rum Punch and a bite to eat. The aroma of sea, nutmeg, and delicious curry filled the air. Our bellies full and bodies exhausted, we returned to the boat for a much needed night sleep. Another early morning found us as we dinghied out to Ft. Duvernette, just across from the Beachcombers. The fort, located right by Young Island, was built in 1800 and was used as a look out for invaders. A number of original cannons still remain and the view from the top is one of the most stunning in the Caribbean. Though the stairs are a little steep on the jagged islet, the short climb is well worth the effort. Photos snapped, we made our way back to the Lifejacket to prepare to set sail for Bequia and meet our adopted sailing parents Lori & Wayne. The quick sail from St. Vincent to Bequia is around 30 minutes to one hour, which proved to be a nice reprieve from the six hour sail the day before. Lori and Wayne dinghied over to help us find the perfect mooring ball in Admirality Bay . Excited for some gift shopping, the infamous Gingerbread Ice cream, and the Firefly Plantation, we headed to land to explore the local street art and jewelry, pop into the bank, provision, and tour the plantation. A few award winning Rum punches later, we took a moment to cool down in the stunning pool and relax in the custom mahogany chairs of the Firefly Plantation. - Words By: Alexandria Prain

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