Today the World ARC ralliers took a tour of the island and saw the amazing diversity of life here, from school children waving and smiling to monkeys hopping on their backs in a dense and colorful rain forest.

I was fortunate to tag along and enjoy some time away from the water with these intelligent and quite well traveled and experienced sailors. This was a wonderful time to sample local rums at a distillery that has been in operation since the 1700s and talk about life back home – retirement, children and future adventures.

Below is a clip of a local shuffling the drying beans at a chocolate factory. A mundane but essential task for the production of delectable chocolate.