Saturday, November 26, 2016


To be perfectly honest, we almost forgot about Thanksgiving this year. We're visiting islands that do not celebrate this exclusively American holiday, so we had no reminders. A few days before, we were talking with new friends Bobbi and Craig Brown on a 40' Catamaran just like ours, and realized it was only a couple of days til Thanksgiving. We decided to celebrate island-style. First we hired an open-back taxi truck for an island tour of Bequia. Here's a photo taken from the Hamilton Fort.  

Our Thanksgiving lunch was a far cry from the normal turkey and dressing with pumpkin pie for desert. We chose to have lunch at the beautiful Firefly Plantation Resort in their excellent restaurant that grows much of the produce used in their kitchen. The 30 acres still belonging to this sugar plantation were beautiful, and after our delightful lunch, we enjoyed a tour of the plantation. We sampled fruit from many of the plantation crops, including sugar cane, coconuts, tamarinds, almonds, oranges, limes, pomegranates, soursop, apples, pumpkins and various herbs. 

I ordered something I've been dying to try, Coconut-crusted Lion Fish, while Ricky ordered Chicken Roti with breadfruit. Roti is a wrap of chicken with potatoes baked in plenty of curry. 

 Ezra gave the plantation tour!

Toasting our beautiful tropical Thanksgiving Day with Bobbi and Craig drinking fresh coconut water right out of the rind. 
Now that's the way to end a great day in Bequia!
Ricky cleaning his fresh catch of the day-Barracuda, my favorite.

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