Getting geared up for a Saturday night outBill
06/16/2012, Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI
We went to the Hawksnest beach early. These little fish were hoping for some shelter off this sandy beach. Lara must have looked like a protective soul. They stayed very close, swiming through little flaps in her shirt and huddling in her armpit. When it it was time to go, she felt bad leaving her three proteges to fend for themselves...
Down wind at lastBill
06/15/2012, Hawksnest Bay, St John, USVI
About an hour before sunset we dropped the mooring and poled out the genoa on one side and the Spinnaker on the other (didn't want to disturb the three year old who was asleep in the hammock strung from the boom!) it was a beautiful sunset cruise...
Work to doBill
06/14/2012, st John
Isobel works on the guys... It is quite hard figuring out who fits into who's pockets...
06/14/2012, Francis Bay, st John, USVI
This is a beautiful anchorage! We have snorkeled with Green Sea Turtles and checked out the reef... With Isobel in tow. There are only three boats here although there are 30 moorings here and another 28 in Maho Bay, next door. I hitch hiked to Cruz Bay to pick up mail, which was sent here via USPS General delivery. Funny, tourists in their rental Jeeps, passed me by as though I didn't exist... The guy who gave me a ride in didn't have room in his cab because he had another rider... So I stood on the bumper and held onto the roof rack! Roads are so twisty, 20 is about max speed. Same thing on the ride home, picked up by a woman and her two kids who live on a boat in Johnson Bay.
The National ParkBill
06/13/2012, St. John, USVI
We tied to a US Park Service mooring and the pool was open. Does it get better than this?
06/12/2012, St. Thomas, USVI
Lara sails as close as she can to the wind as we exit Charlotte Amalie Harbor.
A hard won 14 milesBill
06/10/2012, Saint Thomas, USVI
Underway, Isobel has to put up with her parents saying, "Are we there yet?"
06/09/2012, Culebrita, PR
We took an early morning hike to the light house on top of Culebrita. A beautiful building with marble floors and stucco walls. The old copper roof to the light itself is off to the side, maybe put there by a hurricane.
A dancing girl or fish bonesBill
06/08/2012, Culebra, PR
On Culebra, just off the main street, on the same street as Momacita's is a little building with a sign on it saying, just, ARTE. We passes it several times before wandering in... There were some buitiful hand printed T shirts, some prints, signs, and other art... As well as quite an assortment of Conga drums and other beautiful percussion instruments, such as a collection of Cocao shells that made the most mysterious sound when shaken and a huge gourde with shells strung around it, again producing a delightful sound when shaken.
San Juan Getawaylara
06/07/2012, San Juan, Puerto Rico
It took some figuring out. Our gathering location changed from St John to Culebra, and ultimately to San Juan. My Mom, my godfather Peter and his sister MaryEllen joined Isobel and me for a relaxing week poolside. Did I mention we ate? ... And ate, and ate. What a treat. Super comfy beds, no cooking, yoga, incredible views of the ocean, a full moon and a venus transit, multiple pools including a slick water slide that even made my Mom grin - until she went under and got her hair wet. How wonderful to spend time with family. Isobel couldn't get enough of everyone, but especially of Nana, of course. Isobel brought a new skill back to the boat that she is very enthusiastic about - howling at the moon.
April 2013, Guna Yala, Panama