03/05/2010, Hog Island, South Coast Grenada
This is supposed to be a sail blog. We aren't doing any sailing, but friends we've met are! Sue and Phil joined us last month, Don and Olga, ...now Laura and Gary are here! We met Laura and Gary in The Saints, just below Guadeloupe last year! It's so cool to stay in touch with our new friends and even better to reconnect. They are so cool too! That beautiful person in center on Dudley's right is Laura and her wild man hubby, Gary in the foreground.
Maybe we'll go soon!
USA friends were supposed to come visit us here in Grenada...but that hasn't stopped us from exploring the south coast and connecting with friends we meet cruising and the locals we meet too!
03/01/2010, Hog Island, Grenada
It's hard to believe it's already March, 2010. It's also time to wish the March babies in our life and the anniversaries of our loved ones lots of love and many more years of happiness and joy!
To Doug Clark, we are so proud of what you've accomplished at this wonderful age and March 5th is your day, have a great celebration and feel the love which is enormous! Happy Birthday dear Patty N...On March 12th we are wishing you a wild ride on this day special to all of us that you were born into our lives...Happy 17th Annniversary to Pat and Bill Zumpfe, many years ahead of love, respect and honor following you both 'til you drop...to Suzie Banko, many many parties to celebrate your day, March 22....then it's mine, March 24th...ugh, here again...but it's actually getting more exciting each and every day...thanks universe...and last, but never least...Happy Birthday dear Kelly Jones, March 31st...my niece with the mostest...love you sweetie!
Hugs to all, love to everyone in our lives...whether your family, friend and fellow cruisers...love to all... birthdays and anniversaries we aren't privy to and any other celebration you want to share with us that we can help celebrate on this website!
Love Dudley and Bec
02/28/2010, Phare Bleu Marina
This Regatta is a three day event and we don't even have to leave Altair to see the race!
Of course we did! Lots of our favorite folks joined us this first night of awards and celebration! The Rockin Pontoons are an excellent band and we danced all night long! Phare Blue Marina did a top notch job, second year of success, and we just love this place! Would love to share pics of the gang dancing and the awesome band tonight...the pitfalls of not having a camera!
Dudley and Bec, SV Altairs
02/27/2010, Grand Anse, Grenada
When Mary came to lunch the other day we talked about the longevity of "Roger's Barefoot Beach Bar". The Four Seasons bought the island, put a bridge from the mainland to Hog Island and divided it up with survey marks. Roger and Mary are building another bar on the ground floor of their house in anticipation of getting booted off the island when the development starts.
Since I'm jonesing to paint at every opportunity I've offered to help decorate.
Mary and I hiked from Clarks Court Bay to her house, an hour walk and I got the grand tour. I met their daughter, got the lay of the land and look at her grandbaby!
Getting the base painting done needs to happen before we head home March 22. Things happen slowly on these islands.
Will it happen before we leave?
02/27/2010, Whisper Cove
Not the mental kind...YET...computer help.
After pulling my hair out, Gerard, top banana at Whisper Cove, tried to help with the crashed laptop! No luck!
I should've gone to Ernie first...he's really brilliant too and is always sharing ideas. Wifi antennas are among the 1,000's of things and ideas he's willing to pass on! In safe mode he brought a mouse, the electronic kind and fixed the ACER! I tried that, but the touchpad died along with Windows 7 and I was stumped!
Thanks ERNIE! Thanks honey. Dudley bought us a mouse until we get back home and can fix the touchpad! But the Acer is back in action and no pix lost or anything else for that matter. I tried downloading numerous drivers...but still no luck. Always something!
02/26/2010, Still at Hog Island
This is really RIDICULOUS...THE ACER CRASHED! I figured I would go to my favorite place, Whisper Cove and get a strong connection, great folks, internet and best flora spot.
When I tried to download Norton's antivirus software (our ISP's free service) the laptop crashed!
What next..., the camera is on it's way back to Canon, now this!!!!