An artist with a luring voice
Ligeia - Daughter of the Sea
Ligeia is a performing artist regularly often seen on stage in the Last Drop ale house, where she either sings, reads poems or tells stories, depending on the audience and the general atmosphere of the evening. Using the stage name Daughter of the Sea, although everybody knows her by Ligeia too.
She lives alone just outside of town, about ten minutes south of Oranjestad-St. Eustatius, in a small cottage close to the beach of Buccaneers Bay. Ligeia doesn't share much about her background, but if people are overly curious and ask where she came from, she says she washed up ashore there.
She plays several musical instruments, and has been seen performing with guitar, violin or flute, but mostly Ligeia uses the piano to accompany herself when she is on stage in the Last Drop.
If people are asked to describe Ligeia they don’t get any further than that she is a young woman of moderate height with long dark hair and a pale skin. They will spend way more words describing her voice, magical, otherworldly, catching, mesmerising, luring, seductive, irresistible, fascinating, tempting.
Ligeia often practises new songs, some well-known covers of others and some she composes herself, on the rocky shores in front of her house, having caused passing boats distraction a number of times. At one occasion, she even dragged an electronic keyboard out onto the beach for a practice session.
The weather was fair that Saturday in October. The morning mist had just burned away and there was a gentle south westerly breeze when Brenda, and the brothers Clive and Phillip decided to race their sailing dingies from Oranjestad south to Fort de Windt near Buccaneer Bay and back.
Brenda was soon a bit behind the other two boats, as expected, as both Clive and Phillip were better sailors than she was. But around the turning point, something odd happened. Both brothers slowed down and started drifting towards the rocky beach. Where they would easily smash their small fiberglass boats to pieces with the onshore wind.
Brenda noticed there was a person on the shore, and she heard some faint singing, but she couldn't understand why Clive and Phillip were sitting in their boats doing nothing.
When Brenda caught up to the other two, she shouted at them several times before getting a response. It looked to her she woke them up, and the brothers continued sailing their boats.
Once safe back in Oranjestad Harbour Brenda asked what that was all about down at the fort, but both brothers claim they never stopped sailing, didn't hear singing, and where questioning her how she caught up so fast.