While la Rose des Vents was anchored in Chateaubelair Bay on Saint Vincent Island, we had the chance to witness a typical scene of local life: traditional purse seine fishing.
Traditional purse seine fishing is an ancient technique. The fish is encircled in a net maneuvered with the sole strength of the arms. It therefore requires a large workforce. Often all men in a village are mobilized and share the catch. The net is pulled from a boat like here or directly from the beach.
Few boats stop in the north of the island of Saint Vincent which has a bad reputation. The coast is full of picturesque moorings, and the interior of the island offers unspoilt nature at the foot of the magnificent volcano of the Furnace that can be climbed. And the inhabitants welcome the boaters with the more kindness that they are less accustomed to their presence.
Come explore this region with la Rose des Vents!