Posted by: suliere | May 3, 2013

Walkabout at Blackpoint

Friday 3rd may

‘Come to the point stick to the Point’ and ‘Welcome to Blackpoint’  the welcome messages emblazoned in large letters along the shore line

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Anchored close into the town dock it only takes us a lively minute in Slurpy  to get to the dinghy dock and take our first walk into town.

Great Dinghy Dock at Blackpoint

Great Dinghy Dock at Blackpoint

Seems a pleasant enough place and not too ‘touristy’, just enough to have a couple of restaurants an bars and an internet cafe. With a population of some 150 on the whole island everyone knows each other.  So when we watched a teenager jump out of his flip flops and run up the road abandoning them to join his mate we could only assume that anybody passing them   know to whose feet they belonged. We left them be supposing that he would return some time later to pick them up, and this just seemed to be an expression of the small knit community where he could do such a thing.

Abandoned Flip-flops!

Abandoned Flip-flops!

We had lunch in a Lorraine’s café and as the only diners there we were surprised  to wait nearly 30 minutes for a rum punch and over an hour for a grim burger and fish sandwich both simple meals without faff or flourish.  Not great food, bland to say the least and way too expensive at that.

Inside Lorraine's Cafe

Inside Lorraine’s Cafe

We stepped to the house next door to meet ‘Ma’ the mother of the cafe family who is known for her tasty sweet breads so we treated ourselves to a coconut loaf and head back to Suliere where we cut off thick slices  and spread with  butter whilst still warm from the oven.  Fragrant and delicious!

Basket Weaving at Blackpoint

Basket Weaving at Blackpoint

Sign reads “do not stand on bench”!

A  shady place to sit and stare

A shady place to sit and stare

No Standing on the bench- we told you!!

No Standing on the bench- we told you!!

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The Green and only grocery store at Blackpoint.

The Green and only grocery store at Blackpoint.

In need of TLC

In need of TLC

Holiday Lets

Holiday Lets

Schools Out.  Boys tease the girls and the girls taunt the boys world over.

Schools Out. Boys tease the girls and the girls taunt the boys world over.

Hail ye back to Blackpoint. other slogans- ' Come to the Point Stick to the Point'

Hail ye back to Blackpoint. other slogans- ‘ Come to the Point Stick to the Point’

It had been a simple but pleasing day.


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