We got off to a slow start today and for a while it did not look like we would get to Bequai in the Grenadines. We started out shortly after 10 AM and could not get the boat on plane. Mechanically the boat seemed to be fine but it felt like we were dragging something. We slid up on the sand beach in front of our hotel to examine the hull and props. We could not believe the growth of algae and barnacle like crust on the hull after just 2 weeks away. When backing off the beach, we picked up some sand and shells in the strainer and as you can see in the pic, some sort of small fish. Never seen that before. We then returned to the marina and found a diver to clean the bottom and hardware while we had lunch. Problem solved and we were on our way but it was into the afternoon. We headed south and between St Lucia and St Vincent we saw two humpback whales together a few hundred yards straight ahead. I came off plane and we waited 10 minutes for them to come back up with cameras ready, ( see pic of Hans ) but no luck. It was quite a sight and all of us fortunately saw them. Water conditions we unbelievably smooth as you see in the pics. It was dark by the time we got back but after that slow start, it turned out to be an awesome day in the eastern Caribbean. In pic one the guy I am giving the CAN flag to goes from boat to boat in the anchorage in Rodney Bay selling fresh fruit. When there last I noticed he had a US and British flags as well as a few others but none from Canada so I brought him one this time.