05/20/2010, Grenada Marine, St. Davids
I couldn't believe that Dudley would be up for a long bus trip East to visit St. Davids! We have lots of friends who love it here...Will they have a spot of our 34' Tartan. We are still trying to decide what to do for hurricane season 2010.
Do we carry on and boogy and sail north to find a place or try to secure a place here in Grenada! Safe storage is usually booked way in advance, like during last year's season, but we don't do things normally!
We had a long ride but at the end was another long walk. Two in one day! My monster man was up for it and St. Davids Bay is gorgeous! Do I sound like a broken record? Yes, they do have a spot...so why don't we make our decision even harder.
We still don't know what we're going to do, so stay in tuned to our travels right here at Sailblogs!
Dudley and Bec
05/20/2010, Roger and Mary's Grand Anse Home!
I talked my honey into a loooong hike up to the rim of Grand Anse Valley and then down into the Valley! Why? I had to show him the painting and we needed the exercise.
This island is getting a little bit of rain, but it doesn't take much to entice the magnificent flora to show it's colors!
Thanks Grenada....thanks again to you Mary for this collaboration!
05/19/2010, Grand Anse Valley @ Mainland Bar!
Besides saying all the goodbyes to everybody, the one thing I wanted to do was what I promised Mary! Paint her new restaurant and bar Roger built at their home in Grand Anse Valley.
I've made a new girlfriend in Mary and Roger and Mary have been the host and hostess with the most since January and I need to paint! Sound like a perfect scenerio.
I gave them 6 days of indigenous flora, fauna and the 'Beach Bar at Hog Island" to fill their new place!
It was a blast and I love donating to the these great causes in Grenada!
More to come!
05/10/2010, Carenage, St. Georges, Grenada
Monday is Kitty's day off and I like to go play with her every chance I get. Today is a very special day in St. George's, The Carenage, where* *Professor Benoit Berard from the French West Indies University will lead a group of 60 persons with a carib canoe on a visit to Grenada on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th May. They will be reenacting the arrival of the Caribs (Kalinagos) from South America and their spread through the eastern Caribbean from Grenada. The visit is being coordinated by the Grenada National Museum.
The canoe, with 27 paddlers,departs Martinique at 5.30p.m. on Sunday May 9 and paddling through the night expect to arrive in Grenada in the afternoon of May 10th, accompanied by three catamarans with a television crew and two fishing boats.
We wanted to be there for it!
The Museum is planning a warm Grenadian welcome on the Carenage so Kitty, Charles and I showed up on a bus to find out when the canoe would arrive! Ooooops, 7 or 8p tonight. We won't be there. Buses stop running to the outback where we are in Lower Woburn early in the evening.
We visited the farmers market, my favorite place, the gardens of the town square, Nutmeg House, a great restaurant that opened again and had another memorable day.
We didn't see the canoe, but what an event that was....Thanks Grenada National Museum and the French West Indies University! Very cool.
05/09/2010, Roger's Barefoot Beach Bar!
I'm sure it seems redundant...but we love this place! We also think Roger and Mary are pretty cool too! Here are some of our fellow partiers who are still in Grenada with us.
We were thinking about staying at home onboard Altair, but then we'd be sittin' around wishing we were there. Roger requested we bring back a cd player from the States and he's going to reimburse us tonight so we forced ourselves to be party animals. HAH!
It's getting really quiet around these parts, getting close to the time when people arrive to put their boat up for the hurricane season and head home! That's the reason Roger didn't have a band tonight, but as you can see, we didn't have a problem entertaining ourselves on bit.
Dudley and Bec
05/07/2010, Clarkes Court Bay Marina
The canvas shop said they would make them while we were in Miami and they did. But they don't fit! When we arrived back on board two days ago, we were so excited. A new fresh look and a comfy seat too. The old cushions were as old as the boat, scratchy and flat as a pancake. We were ready!
In our excitement to unload the 5 bags of stuff and return to our normal 'teeny space', we failed to see the error. The cushions were wrong. They don't fit and we want to leave Grenada and go sailing! Sheisa!
The Canvas Shop jumped right in and offered to correct and remake them, however, in the name of expediency, I gave them a way out. It's fast, it's cheap and it's agreeable.
The stripped bolster was made with a funky compatible fabric in record time and we can live with it! Thanks!
It's our home away from home and this journey our our wee whittle sloop needs all the comfort she can get. We're thrilled.
Dudley and Bec