Friday, March 19, 2010

Happy Island

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a nation in the Lesser Antilles chain, which lies at the eastern border of the Caribbean Sea where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of the main island of Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines, which are a chain of smaller islands stretching south from Saint Vincent to Grenada.

Our first stop (other than our illicit visit to PSV) was in Clifton Bay on union Island. We were feeling a little despondent upon arrival so we headed out for a good explore. The Spikkel took us on a good ride around the busy bay and we ended up on Happy Island. Happy Island is a small round island built by a local man named Janti out of cement and conch shells. Upon completion of this five year project, Janti opened a wonderful little bar and restaurant on the island. He met us and helped to tie up the Spikkel and lift out Macsen and Emma. We immediately felt the appropriateness of the name as we sipped our rum punches and watched our monkeys playing around in the sandbox in the middle of the island. A great place for lifting the spirits!

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