Eve of a feast11/03/2012, Prickly Bay, Grenada
Isobel after a day at school, food, a swim, a shower... feeling like Lara and I have felt the past couple weeks...
08/12/2012, Prickly Bay Grenada
At some point the chain stripper was broken off our windlass. This is a little finger that pops the chain from the windlass and allows it to drop down in the chain locker. This has not been a problem... until now...
08/12/2012, Prickly Bay Grenada
It is hard to capture the more than a 1000 boats that are "on the hard" in this one boat yard. All put up by folks that have left their boat for the season.
07/21/2012, Deshaies, Guadeloupe
One of my ongoing projects is to clean the bottom. What grows is different depending on where we are. In the nutrient rich waters of Florida there was a green algae that grew. Once in clear water barnacles slowly accumulate... and other little things that I think are the beginnings of a reef!
a couple work daysBill
07/03/2012, Leverick Bay, Vigin Gorda, BVI
Well every day begins with a little Coffee. Currently we are using the Pomarosa coffee that we bought from our friend Kurt at Hacienda Pomarosa in Puerto Rico. His suggestion was that no electric grinder will give a consistent grind... and so one will never have a consistent cup of coffee. Lara found this Kyocera Ceramic grinder. And we are quite sure that we can taste the difference. And, we don't need electricity. And it is a coveted early morning activity.
parking and waterBill
07/02/2012, Virgin Gorda
When we cleared in the other day at Road Harbor, BVI, there was no dinghy dock. The sea-weed had filled the area by the ladder, so we tied up to a big cleat... should have noticed the very well warn tire-fender! Live and learn!
Gifts via USPSBill
07/01/2012, Cruz Bay St John
One reason (other than the generally greatness and beauty) for hanging out in St John was to wait for our new WiFi antenna. For those of you who follow our blog, you will have noticed that we haven't been posting regularly for weeks. Thanks to Towndock.net we have had this NanoStation wifi antenna which allows us to pick up wifi sites on shore.... and this allows us to blog, check weather, email and surf the internet from the comfort of our boat.
Go or No Go.... No GOBill
06/30/2012, Virgin Gorda Sound
After a great morning at the Baths including snorkeling and bouldering we had a late start to the north end of Virgin Gorda. The plan was to sail up and anchor off Necker Island to take a nap and organize the boat... Well, we arrived at Necker Island around 4:30 pm which was when we should have been sailing to St Martin... the boat was not in shape and we had not napped (except Isobel!).
Isobel is a great help hanging the laundry...but she gets a little too excited about taking it down. She runs back and forth bringing items back to the cockpit that are not quite done baking yet!
The other side of the islandBill
06/20/2012, Coral Bay, St John, USVI
We had lots of surplus power and calm waters... and the threads were flying from the genoa... So, I pulled out the sewing machine and set up a loft on the aft deck. I got pretty good at peddling with my knee!
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