01/08/2010, Whisper Cove, Eastern bank of Woburn Bay
We had the pleasure of stepping into a virtual garden of eden! Perched on a tiny cliff, this special, quaint marina is wonderful! We had the pleasure of meeting the managers, Vinciane and Gerard, Marie and Gilles (the chef and bakers), Roxanne, Violet, James and Nigel! The spell has been cast and they have completely captured our hearts! They are so endearing, so French!
We've been enraptured and really admire these wonderful caretakers of this beautiful wonderland! Our heads have been turned and we've been delightfully enamored with the French since Martinique! Wow! It helps that they speak English! We do have "French for Cruisers" on board, but it is very fortuitous that they can assist us with our lessons!
We get fresh baguettes, great meats, internet, laundry, ice and joy from each and every person there! Totally love them and this Shangrila!
There is only one thing that will prevent us from staying in this spot! We are rolling way too much! The swells are unbearable, even if we can get wifi from the boat! Shucks, darn! More on that soon!
01/06/2010, Just off Whisper Cove!
We've been hiking and exploring since we began this adventure at the end of February, 2008. My man is amazing in hiking and exploring each island southward since we left, but he's been wondering what's missing! His gym at home for one!
He decided he wanted to kick it up a notch and keep up with me on the hikes and improve his stamina all around! He got some weights and now is working out every day! I'm so impressed! I've always been astonished with his attitude, abilities and energy...but now he's showing me up! What a man!
How did I ever get so lucky? I can only hope to have half his energy when I get this age!
01/03/2010, Hog Island to Clark's Court Bay or Woburn Bay on Older charts
It was hard to leave the Hog anchorage, and a bit hairy too with lots of reefs protecting just about every anchorage. We were ready to explore yet another bay that we've heard so much about! We also heard that we could get wifi from the boat if we anchored just off Whisper Cove Marina. Cool name eh? Well, this place is really special too!
We are so grateful for modern technology. The chartplotter is our best friend these days, showing the skinny path to deeper waters. The photo ops are endless! Could we be any more blessed?
Dudley and Becca
01/02/2010, Hog Island, South Coast of Grenada
We couldn't wait to get off the boat after so long at the dock, get in the dink and explore. Now this may not seem like a lot to most of you, but it's huge to us. We've been at the marina and the boat yard long enough! It's time to be cruising again.
We are eager to show off this beautiful place. We boogied or motored into the gentle breeze the day after Christmas. What a paradise. After Prickly Bay, where we were rolling like it was a fair ride, we are now gently swaying in the cooling wind off this beautiful island called Hog! We can see the survey marks where the Four Seasons are planning to develop the island. They've built a bridge dividing the Hog Island Anchorage and Woburn Bay! Hopefully it will be a long time coming! Roger and Mary hope so too, since they have a sweet beach bar...for now!
This south coast is everything we've been dreaming of! Can't wait to wander!
Dudley and Bec
01/01/2010, From Hog Island, South Coast Grenada!
We are really behind in wishing everybody a Happy Birthday, Anniversary bows and hats off this month. It's January already, 2010 and I'm still in shock at how time flies!#%&*%$#^&()&%$
From Hog Island, south coast of Grenada's premiere anchorage, we wish David Hahn a Happy Birthday; Giovanni Haines, Happy Happy B'Day; Marcella Hickock, Happy 8th Birthday; Happy Anniversary to Caroleena and Will; Happy Birhday you Wonderful woman, Elaine Long; to my Honey when I moved in closer, way back when, January 16, '02; Olga First, where are you?, Happy Birthday dear friend; In Memory of Ed Ogle who passed away January 23, '06, may we celebrate your life always; to my Bestest Friend ever Tom Zoroya, May this be a Fantastic year for you, Happy Birthday, January 24 (won't tell the year); my long lost brother, Ricky Stamper, Happy Birthday also the 24th and last but not least....Have a great Birthday, as I know you know how, Karen Menges Peterson, on the 27th!
We miss you so very much, ALL! May this 2010 be a great one for you all, Birthdays, Anniversaries and just darn glad to be alive folks!
12/31/2009, Clark's Court Bay Marina
We were a little concerned about our New Year celebration and our 10th Anniversary!
Our outboard decided to quit after being 'pickled' during our marina stay from July 8th to the 16th of December! It's in the shop and the nice guy in his taxi boat that towed us yesterday, said he would take us to the party tonight if we needed it! We hadn't heard so I got on the radio! "If anyone is going to Clark's Court Bay for the New Year's Eve Party could we have a ride?" We waited for what seemed a very long time when Len and Yanna, S/V Present offered to pick us up and take us! Whew!
The rest is history! We had a wonderful time, with Miss Kitty, Jenny, Bob (the owner) all making the arrangements for a really fun night! They gave everyone a heads up, hehe, and said there was going to be a hat contest!
I won! (the calabash was planned to be a lampshade for our davis cockpit light when I got the dremmel out) but this is the first debut for the calabash which will be locked into Altair's history!
HAPPY NEW YEAR, FELIZ ANOS NUEVO, BONNE ANNEE!