July 24, 2010... Kingstown, St. Vincent

Saturday is market day in Kingstown, the capital of St. Vincent.  We thought it would be fun to take the ferry there from Bequia and get in a little of the ‘big city’.  Up and out early (the ferry was at 6:30am!) we got to Kingstown in a little under an hour.  The market stalls were just being set up, so we walked a little and admired the old stone buildings dotting the city.  Once the market was in full swing we started in buying some beautiful produce.  It is always nice to buy from the people who grow the food.  This was the largest and liveliest market we had seen in any of the islands and was geared to real people.  It wasn’t a ‘display’ for the tourists, selling souvenirs and artisanal food items.  We also took in the fish market where some HUGE snappers, tunas, and barracudas were going fast.  By the time we got back to the ferry with our purchases, we were exhausted.  You just don’t realize how tiring walking and shopping can be until you sit down and feel it.  We welcomed the hour ferry ride back to Bequia, arriving in Port Elizabeth in early afternoon. 

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