All things said and done, one of my favourite parts of the Grenadines trip was when Iona and I met a local man selling fruit from his quaint little store by the sea.
This was the first place we‘d go (even before the bars!)
He welcomed us in and insisted we try each type of fruit before we bought it, giving us (on the house) several bags of various colourful things I’d never even tried before! He never pressured us into buying anything – but of course we did – and we chatted to him for ages. We left feeling really happy, and grateful to the man for being so kind.
We both agreed if we came back to Bequia, this was the first place we‘d go (even before the bars!). And then the opportunity appeared -!
We had to clear out of the Grenadines (and get our 5th covid test) – in Bequia. AS soon as we got the go ahead to go ashore, Iona and I jumped at the chance and headed straight for the little shop. The lovely guy recognised us straight away and again he greeted us and showed us into his dainty little shop grinning ear to ear. And once more we spoke, telling him about our trip to the Grenadines and he told us about his plans to see his niece in St Vincent. Sadly we were only staying for a day or so to clear out, so it was sad to leave him and his store on Bequia but we did so with enough fruit to sink a ship.
“He greeted us and showed us into his dainty little shop grinning ear to ear.”