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Chrondi:

Thanks for the tips -- from what I read I do want to get to Britannia Bay, Mustique. Hadn't read about Basils bar but will make that at plan. We typically eat out one night during the week. Was this your favorite restaurant?

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Cam's proposed itenerary is an excellent suggestion, but I wonder about Canouan.

We've been there three times (twice to pick up and deposit guests), and didn't find much of interest compared to the other islands. I mean, it's a pretty island, as they go in the Grenadines, and we had a nice walk around, but really didn't find much else to do. And the swell was so bad in Charlestown Bay that we opted to head for Mayreau rather than spend the night there--we definitely wouldn't have been able to sleep, we were rolling so badly.

South Glossy Bay is pretty nice, but I'd be willing to bet you a Carib that the little French hotel/restaurant/bar there is out of business by now. They were barely hanging in there when we were there two years ago. The bartender told me that the Canouan government had agreed to limit hotel room availability on the island to promote the Raffles development on the northern end. The locals were incensed about it.

Here's Chris Doyle's summary of Canouan: http://www.doyleguides.com/canouan2.htm

Visiting Mustique is an "experience", and well worth it to some. My wife, Lynne and her visiting friend, enjoyed seeing it. I went along to carry the credit cards. But you should know that, last time I checked, they were charging $25 US per night for moorings, with a three night minimum, i.e., $75 US. We visited Mustique on a day sail on the Caribbean schooner, The Friendship Rose. She leaves Admiralty Harbour on Bequia in the morning, and you're back by 4:30 pm or so. They do a fantastic job of wining and dining their guests while on board, and you get to see a genuine piece of Bequia's sailing history up close.
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OK...so Canouan needs to drop in favor of either PSV or Brittania Bay...I vote for Mustique and a chance to hang with he Mickster!
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The story is...

You walk in to Basil's bar. You ask, "Has Mick been here lately?" The answer, "Oh, yeah! He was here last night and did a set for us."

Doesn't matter when you ask...
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Been doing a bunch of searching & reading as I prepare for charter in the Grenadines.
You may enjoy a preview ...............get comfortable and scroll up when it pops
http://www.traveltalkonline.com/foru...rue#Post671555

St. Vincent Provisioning Summary:
http://www.traveltalkonline.com/foru...rue#Post754685

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The Tobago Keys are great. Absolutely beautiful islands and beaches. No shops or anything, with the exception of a few locals selling wood carvings and fresh lobster.

Bequia is without a doubt my favorite island out of St Vincent and the Grenadines. The people are wonderful, there are great little restaurants, and secluded beaches. I have spent many days in Bequia, and might recommend staying a couple of days... or at least a day at the beginning and another day at the end of your trip.

Regardless of where you decide to go, I am sure you will have a great time. The Grenadines are a very special place!
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To all that have replied - Bluewater MD, Chuteman, Hphoen, Cam, Brak, Billyruffn, E38, and Chrondi:

I want to thank you all for alleviating concerns about my trip and providing some excellent recommendations as far as what to see, provision, and visit during my upcoming charter to the Grenadines! The quality of postings by all of you on this forum is first rate – I hope to run into some of you one day – maybe while out sailing! Appreciate you all taking the time to help out!

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