09/16/2009, Island Water World, Custom's Agent here in Grenada
The camera issue has been a touchy and heated subject since St. Pierre in Martinique when the Nikon died. We've been blessed with an Olympus by Don and Olga in Le Marin, Martinique until we could get a replacement, and that died just before Carnival here in Grenada!
Here's the short version! Here's the new waterproof, shockproof camera that looks like the perfect photo solution for a journey like this!
It's SMART! It's cool! It's here! Thank you Jim....Amazon.com and Fed EX!
Dudley and Bec
09/15/2009, Another Port Louis Marina Party
The Van Wyck family is very cool and very musical! Brett's plays the guitar and it's his birthday! His Mom, Carol, plays the clarinet and his brother Dylan plays the saxaphone. We're immersed in the Sound of Music when S/V Dutch Dreamer and the Van Wyck family is present.
I'm feeling creative...feeling the love...having fun with a paint bruish in my grips again.
Happy 15th birthday Brett Van Wyck!
Love Dudley and Bec
09/14/2009, Altair, Port Louis Marina
Lucy and Richard are celebrating their second year of cruising. They left Lake Champlain, sailed thru the Erie Canal to the Atlantic Ocean and they made it here...Port Louis Marina, St. Georges, Grenada!
They are really fun, really bright and really FRENCH! We take back everything we've ever said about Frencies! French Canadian at that!
I'm feeling color, I'm feeling brushes, I'm feeling creative!
Happy Anniversary Marie Galante II, Lucy and Richard!
Love, Dudley and Bec
09/12/2009, Best open air market right downtown in St Georges.
Not into the heart of the island here either. Just around the wharf. The farmers market downtown means hiking the lagoon road to the Carenage, around the harbor, thru the old town and tunnel, or today around the fort! It's a climb but early birds get the best deals and it's cooler. We love these farmer's markets because nothing has been refridgerated which means it hangs out in the food hammocks instead of trying to decide what goes in our itty bitty fridge.
The best panaramas are always from the forts. Check out the town too. I love the old segued every which way into the present!
What a treasure trove of architecture, flora, the fishermen, entrepeneurs and fisherwomen. Ooooooo, the LOVE OF LIFE from their farms and rainforests, affection and happiness!
Thanks Grenada... we're in Love!
Dudley and Bec
09/11/2009, The National Museum, Grenada
We're thinking that it's a split on who should be the cruise director. There's one in every crowd, but it seems that Lucy and Richard, our neighbors here at the Marina and Danny Donelan are surely tied.
Tonight the point goes to Danny who signed us up for reservations for 16 at BB's Crab Back Restaurant, to follow our entertainment at the National Museum for some great Jazz!
Our Danny, the 30 something modern Cary Grant with an exotic Grenadian twist, apparently invited a childhood sweetheart, Anica, who brightened up the evening with her sparkling self! The chemistry appears to be long in developing and they were the pulse of a great group tonight!
After a super meal, Danny grabbed markers which have been encouraged for a long time here at BB's Restaurant. It seems that our Danny Boy, was a characature artist. He playfully and creatively 'graffitied" each and everyone of us up on the soffet where he had plenty of room and I only wish I had every single one to share!
BB, the owner, was really a showman too. All the entrees on the menu were named after his children. He had a few. He had a kick butt music system and collection. As everybody is dancing, he's pumping up us partiers by saying if you "name that song" you get to cut your bill in half. We did do a lot of yelping and no one got a reduced bill, but Wow, another great night!
Thanks again Danny, National Museum Jazz Artists and BB!
Thanks Honey...and thanks to our gang of friends, again!
09/10/2009, Budget Marine @ Prickley Bay
He bought the windlass! He bit the bullet, or the winch handle. He finally did it...it's big, powerful, shinny and ELECTRIC! He purchased a brand new Lofrans Tigres windlass and doesn't have to ever pull up an anchor if he doesn't want to... EVER AGAIN. Now his decisions are, one, choose to steer or two, smash on a foot button. He's been on manual labor mode for the 10 years we've been sailing together and anchoring plus all those years BBB. He had hand surgery once and was amazed I could pull up the anchor. "Stttttrrrrrrrrrong woman" he constantly exclaims. He so deserves this! Now all he has to do is install it!
He did sell the Sparkman Stephens he bought at Sailor man last year to Larry on S/V Thunderball. It's nice to know it's being "given away" to some great guy at least. My excessively optomistic announcement on the morning net that the "purists" out there without a windlass, might want to segway into the world of a windlass by slowly with pump, manual variety didn't bear fruit or EC dollars. No American dollars, Euro dollars, nadda.
Right now it's an arm rest and this his Wendy and Doug. It'll be a piece of furniture in our salon for a little while, I'm willing to bet.
Your first mate, only mate...Bec