Cruising: La Soufrière Volcano Eruption

The plume of smoke and ash from La Soufrière was clearly visible for miles  

This past spring my family and I were at anchor aboard our 50ft steel-hulled cutter, Atea, off Bequia, a small island five miles south of St. Vincent in the Southern Antilles. Bequia’s large, protected bay is lined by a collection of beach bars, restaurants and hotels, and is a popular cruising destination, albeit a quieter one this year due to reduced tourism as a result of Covid-19. Nonetheless, while the steel bands weren’t playing into the wee hours of the morning as they typically do, the happy hour specials still served to draw in crews from the few dozen yachts there.

Photos by Kia koropp

June 2021

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