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23 June 2016 | Barbados Yacht CLub Mooring Field, Barbados
23 June 2016 | Barbados Yacht CLub Mooring Field, Barbados
22 June 2016
22 June 2016
22 June 2016
22 June 2016 | Barbados Yacht CLub Mooring Field, Barbados
21 June 2016 | Barbados Yacht CLub Mooring Field, Barbados
20 June 2016 | Barbados Yacht CLub Mooring Field, Barbados
20 June 2016 | Barbados Yacht CLub Mooring Field, Barbados
18 June 2016 | Barbados Yacht CLub Mooring Field, Barbados
17 June 2016 | Barbados Yacht CLub Mooring Field, Barbados
16 June 2016 | Barbados Yacht CLub Mooring Field, Barbados
14 June 2016 | Bridgetown, Barbados
13 June 2016
13 June 2016 | Bridgetown, Barbados
12 June 2016 | Barbados Yacht CLub Mooring Field, Barbados
11 June 2016 | Bridgetown, Barbados

Year 9 Day 145- Snuba delayed

23 June 2016 | Barbados Yacht CLub Mooring Field, Barbados
Heather/Mostly Sunny

So far, the week has been a perfect combination of play and rest while visiting Mom and Dad. It has been such a treat to catch up with each other’s lives. The plan for yesterday was for Dad and I to go check out the underwater ship wrecks via snuba diving. Unfortunately, there was a cruise ship that docked into Bridgetown for the day, and there seemed to be a constant stream of tourists visiting the same wreck sites we were interested in. So as we waited to see if there was a lull, the three of us just enjoyed a relaxing morning reading in the hammock, salon and on top of the deck. Eventually we mustered up enough energy to play a couple rounds of dominos, and I made a tasty Lentil Salad for lunch. Around 3:30, I knew I only had a couple more hours before Mom and Dad went to bed for the day (they go to bed w/ the sun and it sets around 7pm here) so I rallied the troops to watch a movie I gave to Mom for an early B-day gift. The rest of the evening progressed pretty smoothly as the crew ate a delicious dinner and settled in to play a few rounds of 3 handed bridge. It was funny to see how each person’s personal strategy impacted their bidding… I was definitely the boldest risk taker of the group! Nothing ventured, nothing gained, I always say. Soon though, the sun had set and another day in paradise was over. Snuba or no snuba, it is always a pleasant day on the boat!

Year 9 Day 145- Snuba delayed

23 June 2016 | Barbados Yacht CLub Mooring Field, Barbados
Heather/Mostly Sunny
So far, the week has been a perfect combination of play and rest while visiting Mom and Dad. It has been such a treat to catch up with each other’s lives. The plan for yesterday was for Dad and I to go check out the underwater ship wrecks via snuba diving. Unfortunately, there was a cruise ship that docked into Bridgetown for the day, and there seemed to be a constant stream of tourists visiting the same wreck sites we were interested in. So as we waited to see if there was a lull, the three of us just enjoyed a relaxing morning reading in the hammock, salon and on top of the deck. Eventually we mustered up enough energy to play a couple rounds of dominos, and I made a tasty Lentil Salad for lunch. Around 3:30, I knew I only had a couple more hours before Mom and Dad went to bed for the day (they go to bed w/ the sun and it sets around 7pm here) so I rallied the troops to watch a movie I gave to Mom for an early B-day gift. The rest of the evening progressed pretty smoothly as the crew ate a delicious dinner and settled in to play a few rounds of 3 handed bridge. It was funny to see how each person’s personal strategy impacted their bidding… I was definitely the boldest risk taker of the group! Nothing ventured, nothing gained, I always say. Soon though, the sun had set and another day in paradise was over. Snuba or no snuba, it is always a pleasant day on the boat!

Stffed

22 June 2016
Another pix of us taken by Heather as we waited for our meal at the Hilton.

Stuffed

22 June 2016
Heather took this pix of us in the jitney on our way to the Hilton.

Stuffed

22 June 2016
Heather and us with her congrats toast of Champaign.

Year 9 Day 144 Stuffed!

22 June 2016 | Barbados Yacht CLub Mooring Field, Barbados
Dave/Mostly Sunny
Year 9 Day 144 Stuffed!

This morning I had called our friend Michael, who works at the Hilton. I wanted to be sure he was working today so we could go there and introduce Heather. Plus, we wanted to share the Hilton’s great food with her. She agreed to go but only with the understanding that we would allow her to pay for the Champaign. She wanted to toast Mary Margaret and I on our recent achievement of completing our circumnavigation.

To get there we introduced Heather to the jitney service that runs around the island. These are little minivans that get stuffed with people as they run between home and work or doing their daily errands. It is the primary mode of transportation for the locals. The ride is only $2 Barbados or $1 US. The jitney dropped us off near the Hilton and it was only a short walk down a road with lots of beautiful bougainvillea lining the way.

We went to the main restaurant to have a late lunch and discovered that Michael was working the poolside grill today. We decided that we would walk down after lunch to visit with him. However, as it turns out, before we finished our lunch he came up stairs looking for us. The result was the picture that is posted to this blog. Michael was hoping to give Heather and us a little island tour this Saturday but that is when Heather is returning home. Needless to say, it was a very kind and generous thought.

We enjoyed our sumptuous meal with Heather having the mixed seafood grill, Mary Margaret having a pizza and I enjoying a Cajun seafood linguini. Paired with Heather’s Champaign and the gorgeous views of the aquamarine ocean, it was a memorable and most enjoyable time.

After desert we opted to have drinks by the poolside and chatted a bit more with Michael. After hugs and kisses, we decided to take a cab back to Independence Square. We were all just too stuffed to take a jitney and I was anxious to get back to Leu Cat and just plop down into my hammock to recoup.

This wonderful day ended with a rousing round of Mexican Dominoes. We only played half a game (6 rounds) and I am ahead. The final results could end differently tomorrow but until then, I will be having sweets dreams knowing that I am winning.

Year 9 Day 143 Heather Meets Heather

21 June 2016 | Barbados Yacht CLub Mooring Field, Barbados
Dave/Mostly Sunny

We decided to go into Bridgeport and share a small part of the town with Heather. Thus, we took the dinghy and motored into the little marina that is next to Independence Square. Once there, saw our security guard friend, Heather and had a chance to introduce her to our daughter. It was a “Heather meets Heather” moment. It was so cute as security guard Heather hugged daughter Heather and then stood there talking to us, the whole time holding daughter Heather’s hand. The people here are just so friendly and nice.

Afterwards, we took daughter Heather to lunch and at the Waterfront Café where we were greeted by the two owners, one of which was on the lookout for us. She too was anxious to meet our daughter. Once again, such nice people here.

Afterwards, we headed off to the various veggie stalls and picked up some fresh veggies for heather’s stay. With a couple of bags filled, we returned to the dinghy and to Leu Cat. The water was singing its siren songs to us so we jumped in and enjoyed the luscious water.
Afterwards, we broke out the Mexican Train Dominos and played a few rounds. It took her a minute, but Heather caught on quickly as she won the last 4 rounds played. Turns out she beat me by one measly point. To sooth my battered ego, I made some delicious salmon dip, loosely based on Mary Margaret’s recipe, but this was all me! It was delicious if I do say so myself! Life is so tough here in Barbados…
Vessel Name: Leu Cat
Vessel Make/Model: Lagoon 440
Hailing Port: Dana Point, CA
Crew: Mary Margaret and Dave Leu
About: Our goals are to spend the next 10 to 15 years cruising around the world and sharing this adventure with family and friends.
Extra: S/V Leu Cat is Lagoon 440 rigged for blue water sailing. It is 44 feet long with a 25 foot beam
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Who: Mary Margaret and Dave Leu
Port: Dana Point, CA