Grenada and St. Vincent – two islands, themselves rich in uncommon travel pursuits – share between them an otherworldly archipelago of islets that in some ways surpasses the larger main islands to which they’re attached.
These are the Grenadines, as astonishingly beautiful and rewarding a boater’s playground as exists anywhere in the world.
St. Vincent’s Grenadines start with Bequia, just nine miles to the south, encompassing 30+ islets, rocks, and cays stretching southward to Petit St. Vincent.
Grenada’s Grenadines begin with the next islet down the chain, Petite Martinique, and include a total of six islets, the majority of them uninhabited.
The line that divides the two sets of Grenadines – The Martinique Channel – is captured in the image above, the boat moving away from Petit St. Vincent toward Petite Martinique.
The two main islands of Grenada and St. Vincent may be separated by 75 or so miles of water, but it’s here across this narrow strait that the two countries – Grenada and St. Vincent & The Grenadines – actually border each other.
It’s a border crossing well worth experiencing, don’t you think..?
*Photo credit: Flickr user Chris LeCroy.