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cruising, vb, kroozing, working on your boat in exotic locations around the Caribbean....Dudley and Becca
Just TWO more days...
07/26/2010, Port Louis Marina, St. Georges, Grenada

We have so much to do! We need a ll0v on the dock anymore; clamps for the Yamaha almost done to secure it the stern rail mount; sails down and stowed, change oil and tranny fluid, pack, and a list that would take days just to list and too boring to share! Tons!

Everybody has offered to keep an eye on Altair while we're gone, but it's our home away from home and it's still hard to leave her with just the solar to operate the bilge pumps! That's all that's running and there's just not enough time to have Southern electric make up the cables!

We did make time to have a bon voyage gathering at the pool! Carolyn and Danny came up from their snug spot @ Whisper Cove and another good time was had by all!'s gonna be good to be home for some quiet time! This is very active business! We thought we were very social folks, but this is nuts! Good NUTS that is!


Surprise, Surprise, Surprise...
07/23/2010, National Museum in St. George!

We just back to Port Louis Marina, to our friends, Lucy and Richard on SV Marie Galante, Wendy and Doug on SV Nahani River, Marilyn and Kent on MV Cardea, Scott on SV Rasmusan and our new friends Susan and Jack on MV Maggie Mae! What we didn't know was that they had been planning a surprise birthday party for Dudley!

Lucy and I immediately began our walks to Grand Anse and I coverty ordered decorations, cake, balloons and managed to get them to Oliver at his new restaurant in the National Museum.

How spendiferous and was he surprised! How wonderful and blessed to have made such great friends this past year come together and organize a very memorable celebration for Dudley's birthday this year! Thank you all!

He got some wonderful gifts, the food of great and we laughed all night!

Do ya think he was in his glory, surrounded by all the 'girls' smothering him with kisses?

Happy Birthday to you dear, wonderful, love of my life, Dudley!


It's Short but we're Sailing!
07/20/2010, Hog Island to Port Lous Marina

To quote a dear friend: "Pull up those white things and point the boat somewhere", thanks Phil! We it's only to Port Louis Marina, 8 miles around the southwest cape...from Hog Island, which we love to another place we feel very comfortable! Port Louis and all the folks who cater to our every need, for a price, of course feel very cozy...We think you're grand and never dreamed we've been here, in Grenada for a year! On July 8, 2009, we arrived here in Grenada...and we still love her! Clearly we don't move very fast...but then, we'd never have this opportunity for a journey like this.

We love it like this...blustery, a bit squally and we think it spikes the adrenalin for a change!

Dudley and Bec

Oooooh, the wind took the day off...
07/18/2010, The reef protecting Hog Island Anchorage!

We've tried many times to snorkel around Hog Island, Around Calivigny Island, around to Woburn Bay and to Hartman Bay, but we are in the Windward Islands after all. We really do love the wind...the hotflash queen is very grateful and it does give us much need "air" conditioning. We got lucky today because it was calm and easy to get out to the reef this afternoon. We are so connected to the earth, the sea and all it's inhabitants...that's why it's important to see what's happening to the reefs here!

They look great from the dingy when we are traveling to Hartman Bay, to Woburn Bay and to Egmont Bay.. but getting in the water is the real test.

The coral looks pretty good and again, we find it hard to spot a lot of fish! What can we all do to stop the overfishing, the pollution of our earths oceans? The Japanese are wooing the Grenadians to have 'whaling, turtle and fishing rights. In return, they will pay big bucks to the Grenadians who are so desperate for monetary help. We must be more proactive...What do you say?

In the meantime...enjoy the coral which we are thrilled to share!

Dudley and Bec

Renting a Car with Carolyn and Danny!
07/16/2010, A Ring Around the Island...

Like I said, it seems like we are acting as if we are never coming back to Grenada! We rented a car with our good friends Carolyn and Danny and we had a blast!

You'll just have to check out the photo Album and look for "Around the Isle of Grenada in 13 hours! Awesome!

Dudley and Bec

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Hostess with the Mostest...Meet Crystal...
07/15/2010, Hog Island Anchorage on Dancing Dolphins!

Oh, it kills us to be meeting great new folks just as we are leaving for Port Luis Marina on the West Coast to store the boat for a few months. We have the pleasure of Crystal, pictured here, and her hubby Michael in other shots aboard their small, 38' catamaran, Dancing Dolphin who invited us to join some other friends to sundowners. This little catamaran, huge really when you compare it to Altair...anything is huge compared to Altair, actually, makes us yearn for more space. We must've been crazy thinkin' we could cruise on board this wee craft of ours. Fabulously so we are proud to exclaim.

We are really squeezing all the exploring, friends and places we can into the time we have left. This is as good a way as any, sitting on the back deck of a really cool folk's home on the seas. Ok, behind a really big reef protecting this sweet place, Hog Island Anchorage, we are calling home, right now anyway.

Stay tuned...more fun to squeeze in before we hop on that plane soon.

Dudley and Bec

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