Wallilabou

not quite Captain Jack Sparrow...

not quite Captain Jack Sparrow…

one of the sets built for the movie, now with a new paint job by the locals

one of the sets built for the movie, now with a new paint job by the locals

Rufus doing his best dead/scared/crazy(?) look with the original coffins used by Johnny Depp & cast in the movie

Rufus doing his best dead/scared/crazy(?) look with the original coffins used by Johnny Depp & cast in the movie

Melody's backside tied to a coconut tree (coconut tree not pictured)

Melody’s backside tied to a coconut tree (coconut tree not pictured)

Rufus trying to entice me with his

Rufus trying to entice me with his “sexy coconut” face – the morning after th (rum punch) night before…

sunset over the bay - no green flashes for us so far...

sunset over the bay – no green flashes for us so far…

day tripping with our new German friends -

day tripping with our new German friends – “wax apple” tasting in a local’s garden

wax apple close-up. good stuff.

wax apple close-up. good stuff.

view of a neighboring bay on our road triproad trip

view of a neighboring bay on our road triproad trip

lunch view - fish rotis on the beach

lunch view – fish rotis on the beach

Wallilabou pano: mini Melody tender on the beach (left) and Melody mamma in the bay (right)

Wallilabou pano: mini Melody tender on the beach (left) and Melody mamma in the bay (right)

Wallilabou Bay was our introduction to St Vincent. It’s one of our favorite bays so far – the vibe, the people and the character combine to make you want to stay just one more day.

it also happens to be the place where most of the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie was shot and so the locals obviously try and cash in on it. Most of the sets from the movie are still intact and some house the bay’s “yacht club” and restaurant. Unfortunately the owners are a bit too enthusiastic with their prices – EC$45 for a mediocre meal when you can get an amazing plate of food in town for EC$5 – 10. The locals have lent their colorful Caribbean spice to the remaining sets so it’s not quite what you see in the movie anymore.

we met some great new friends here, in our age group (so many old cruisers not keen to make friends) – a group of 5 Germans, with which we did a day trip to the Dark View waterfalls with and another boat with 2 Swiss guys and a French girl. All really friendly and good company.

we all did a group mission to the local bar called Pirates Retreat. It’s owned by a brilliant character called Tony and if you do ever find yourself in Wallilabou you MUST give his bar a visit – not only is he a great person, one of the best we’ve met so far, but he makes a ridiculously good rum punch. deceptively strong… 

next stop Bequia, to reunite with our Italian friends Miki & Francesco!!!!

 

 

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