Shades of Blue: The Grenadines From Above
Over the past week, we found all means to explore the islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines: on foot, by car, and by boat. We hiked La Soufriere volcano, drove inland to see its waterfalls and towns, and island-hopped by boat. But it was only when we took to the sky that our understanding of the Grenadines really came together.
By a stroke of luck, our ferry had broken down and the next alternative was hiring a private plane. On board a tiny 8-person charter plane with Mustique Airways, we left the island of Bequia behind and flew over a few tiny uninhabited Caribbean islands, to land on Union Island. As we took off, the brightly colored houses of Bequia and patches of farm land faded quickly into the distance.
From above, the islands looked like patches of mountains that rise from the sea, with spearmint blue water sparkling off their craggy coastlines and green vegetation adding a splash of color inland. Sailboats floated on the choppy sea, looking like little lego pieces lost in the big blue sea. Under the sunshine, the water danced in different shades of blue: from light aqua to cyan and dark ominous navy.
Flying over the Grenadines was an experience on its own, and in this case, the journey itself made the whole trip whole the while. To give you a better idea of what I mean, here are some of Alberto’s photos shot from the plane.
Disclaimer: This trip was made possible by DiscoverSVG, but all opinions expressed above are our own.