Extract from Travel Tales from Exotic Places
Kingstown is the capital of the small Caribbean nation of St Vincent and the Grenadines. It’s quite a shabby place that appears run down. However, you can catch the ferry from
here to Bequia (pronounced Beckway), Mayroun, and Union Island, some of the Grenadine Islands. There are some ATMs on Grenville Street and Halifax Street, if you miss the cash dispenser at the airport. These two streets have colourful properties along them that contrast with the other dour buildings.
There are two cathedrals along Grenville Street, St George’s Cathedral from the Anglican diocese of the Windward Islands, and the truly dark St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral, which was hosting a fully attended service on a Tuesday afternoon. Most of Kingstown is built on land below sea level and many locals fear that the town will be inundated by a tsunami when the undersea volcano, ‘Kick’em Jenny’, bursts through the surface as appears inevitable in the next few years.