has had a long standing requirement of charterers to use holding tanks
in all anchorages
and to empty them only in deep water
. All I spoke to were happy to comply, perhaps the hefty fines they have for damaging coral
makes charterers think twice.
It's become the norm for us and we, also, have taken to separate heads for each purpose at anchor
With regard to Bequia, We arrived there (about 2 months ago), went ashore and bought veggies from the nice lady just down the street from the market. Less than 1 minute later, a policeman shot a local guy in the foot apparently trying to steal her potatos. Rumors had it he was known to her. "Crazy cousin-in-law crack-head" I was told.
At the market you can imagine how riled up the Market "vendors" were. They were spitting venom about police brutality and government
abuse all over the place. They were so mad they had smoke coming out their ears. Bequia does have some drug issues.
, but we really enjoyed our stay anyway. I look forward to going back.