For entry clearance into 🇻🇨 St. Vincent & The Grenadines 🇻🇨 we had to go to Clifton, which is on the other side of the island.

I volunteered to get this done as Susan was working today and I had plenty of reasons to get the bike out. Knowing that the first and last km will end up in carrying the bike through the jungle, it became a special ride by all means. The stamp in the passport was done in a very professional manner.

I was not expecting anyone present at Sunset Cove Bar at my early arrival 7:30am but suddenly Kevin was there to help dragging the dinghy with the bike ashore. He also offered me a chair and a bucket of water to get the sand off my feet before jumping into the biking shoes. On top of that he provided me a tourist map and explained the walking path through the jungle to reach the road at the mountain top. I like the warm service sense at this place, friendly but not demanding.

Once in the saddle I became soon friend with a turtle trying to reach the other side of the road. I got puzzled, thinking it was totally lost and should get back into their natural element! A guy passed by smiling at me and when a car came along I signalled desperately to be careful.

The driver laughed at me shouting no problem, they are safe! It seems to be normal and I took it a bit more easy on the way back meeting a junior turtle. which even stuck it head out looking at me. Nice encounters.

Suddenly Jonathan was on the road next to me. Not sure where he came from but we took the ride together while chatting. He was on the way to school, grade 6, and likes biking, etc. etc. After about 2km we separated and I wished him good luck for his vision to become a football star or actor.

The stories during today’s ride went on and on but I have an invite for a birthday party tonight, which I cannot miss! Cruising life is quality life.

Biking on Union Island paralysed me today. What was supposed to become an Immigration Ride, turned out into one of my most diverse rides ever. Nature, people and biking wise. 

Fair winds…