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Re: Grenadines v BVI
Haven't done the BVIs but thoroughly enjoyed the Grenadines.. Tobago cays, Bequia, Mareau all have unique charms, Union Island is another interesting spot. You will run into 'boat boys' offering assistance with mooring, anchoring, watering, 'tours' etc. Some can be rather pushy but some are the real deal. Their services don't cost a lot and I think you are a)helping support the local economy and b) creating a bit of goodwill that can imply a bit of security.. eg if you brush them off altogether they might not 'notice' someone borrowing your dinghy....
Some of these guys row/motor miles out to offer assistance...
Things may have changed but recently we've heard cruisers are avoiding St Vincent's northern sections - there's some significant ganja plantations at that end of the island....
But overall our experiences have been very positive there, we esp liked Bequia and the Cays.
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".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)