When we got the call on the VHF that Lucie and Richard were actually here at the Hog Island Anchorage, we jumped in the dingy and went to say hi!
We've been friends now since we arrived in Grenada last July, 2009. So many memories, such wonderful friends!
05/21/2010, Clarkes Court Bay Marina...
Our neighbors and fun Dutch friends Hetta and Paul on S/V Winterlude are leaving! Hetta is flying to Curacao in the ABC's and Paul is going to single hand his big Irwin 43. Hetta is not a sailor she exclaims and Paul really wants to do this! He's been looking for crew and we even contemplated finally seeing Bonaire! What an adventure! Right?
For Paul, because we have our own to address and we're sticking to it!
It was a very nice turnout!
More later on our eminent departure!
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.