Praying for rain : Industry, Spring and Park panorama

08th April 2013
Praying for rain
Industry, Spring and Park panorama

Spring, Industry and Park Bays on the island of Bequia

This time of year is the autumn here in the Caribbean and the trees have all changed in the last weeks, turning from leafy green to bare branches, many of which look grey out across the landscape.

Its also the time of year when water gets scarce and everyone starts praying for rain. Water here is a valuable product with each home having its own water tanks, collecting rainwater from roofs and gutters. Large, oversized roofs, with overhangs offering shady deck spaces are the norm here, making water collection much more efficient.

These last few weeks have seen the water delivery trucks out on the roads filling the tanks as we've not had rain for quite a while.

So, as I headed up to the top of Spring today I was grateful to see the rain storms rolling in across the seas, turning the views to a wall of grey, masking out the islands on the horizon.

Once they had passed I went up to the top of Spring Bay, walked out along one of the trails to what has become one of my favourite views on the island; Spring, Industry and Park Bays, with the waves rolling in across the reefs in the shallow turquoise waters, with the palm trees lining the bays. Wonderful.

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