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Fake Friend
Elizabeth (photo by Ed)
06/11/2012, Salt Whistle Bay, Mayreau, the Grenadines

you've noticed by now that all the more southerly Islands have colorful tenders owned and operated by the local men. While they're known as "boat boys", and some of them are young, most are grown men who make a living with their boats. In Salt Whistle Bay, Yellow Man is a white man with dreadlocks and a very native accent, which leads us to believe he was raised here and that's what his boat is named. My Desire delivers fresh bread in the mornings, though we typically buy our baguettes from Yellow Man (as well as ice). Roots is another of the boat names we've seen here, as well as Velocity-Lordog (go figure), Most Ras and One Love (obviously a reference to the Rastafarian beliefs). You saw the photo of the boat named Skylark in Bequia. Equal Rights was Captain Bob's boat in Soufriere, St. Lucia. But this one has been our favorite. Fake Friend doesn't seem to be a very inviting name if he's selling his goods to the cruisers, but we don't know the story of where the name comes from.

Socializing
Elizabeth
06/11/2012, Salt Whistle Bay, Mayreau, the Grenadines

Ed wonders why I am putting a photo of him on the blog when he looks "like a crazy man". We gave him a haircut the other day, which he desperately needed, but after wearing a hat all day with salt air, wind and sweat, this is the finished product. The haircut actually turned out well, but you wouldn't know it from this shot. He's talking with Ellen (s/v Miclo III) who along with her husband Rob, will be among some of the folks we'll enjoy spending more time with in Trinidad.

Pain Is Good BBQ Sauce
Elizabeth (photo by Ed)
06/11/2012, Salt Whistle Bay, Mayreau, the Grenadines

I'm going to have to find some of this stuff to keep on hand. It wasn't too hot at all but quite delicious.

Black Boy Tending Bar
Elizabeth (photo by Ed)
06/11/2012, Salt Whistle Bay, Mayreau, the Grenadines

Black Boy tending bar. Oftentimes, Ed or one of the other cruisers was behind the bar serving, especially while Black Boy was working on the bbq. A notebook served as a ledger for everyone's accounts.

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