Time to move north so on the 25th of January we headed to Bequia to clear out of the Grenadines prior to heading to St. Lucia. We are skipping St. Vincent because of negative feedback regarding secuirty issues and violence. Admirality Bay in Bequia is a favorite of boaters so we are prepared for a crowded anchorage. As we approached the Bay the stone/rock houses on the hillside caught our attention and after further investigation found out they are called Moonhole - a rather isolated community, founded by the late American Architect Tom Johnston. The original was built under a natural arch known as "Moonhole". It was abandoned when a huge boulder fell from the ceiling and crushed the empty bed. The other houses grow out of the rocks without straight lines or right angles. They have huge arches, fantastic views and lovely patios. There is seldom glass in the windows and there is no electricity. Most of them looked abandoned, but some had vacationers.
As predicted the anochorage at Admirality Bay was crowded - but found out later this is the weekend of the infamous Blues Festival. We had elected to not do Mustique for the same reason. Mustique is a private island that has been developed as an area of holiday homes for the wealthy. Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Rachel Welch and the late Princess Margaret to name a few. You are required to pick up a mooring ball and during the blues festival in Mustique you better be on the who's who list to get one. Mick has been known to show up and perform. Anyway we were only staying a day in Bequia (to clear out) so we squeezed into the anchorage (note mostly sailboats) and went ashore.