Out of Bounds
 
We had a still night.. it should arrive later today
October/30/2010, Pt Egmont.. hurricane hole

We have stripped the boat. She's bare except for the two masts. Our friends Cheryl and Rene on" Gypsy Blues" arrived yesterday from Trinidad with a friends boat and had to do the same for TWO boats... I feel for them, I believe as I write this Cheryl is still sleeping. We had a very calm night and lots of sleep. We are not worried.. we've done everything we could...and found this internet connection.. hope we don't get kicked off.. Love Marg and Steve
ps: Hurricane Tomas and Shary.. hum both very similar names to the Bass family... what's up?

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October/30/2010 | Janice and Harley
Hold on tight guys. Thanks for the update on Rene and Cheryl too. Stay safe my friends!
Thoughts on Tomas
October/29/2010, Prickly Bay, Grenada

The last few days were spent in Prickly Bay with Steve doing odds and ends on the boat (oddly, things just stop working or need a tweak here and there) and myself running into town to get the last minute fresh dairy, fruit and veggies and the odd part needed.
I felt so good about how prepared we were, I even casually made a dentist appointment for a teeth cleaning for tomorrow at 10 am. I also made one for Charlie.. 12 noon.

Everything was nicely tucked away and this time I did not repeat the Vero Beach provisioning (buying way too much). We needed a months supply to get through Venezuela before landing in Bonaire and from there, we would re-provision in Curacao. Of course I couldn't help myself. I bought some supplies that would last for our trip to the San Blas Islands of Panama and some bags of chips and candy that was on sale.
As I tucked money away in different hiding spots I was oddly excited. . . here we were. . heading into pirate country. . . hiding money. . . What on earth was I excited about?..LOL We just needed one more load of laundry and a last minute, duty free liquor run. All seemed good!

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Waiting
October/29/2010

So you think you've been having bad weather in Canada... we're going to move today to what we hope will be a hurricane hole.. after I get my teeth cleaned.. well there are some appointments I don't want to miss..lol
1. A TROPICAL WAVE LOCATED ABOUT 600 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF THE
WINDWARD ISLANDS CONTINUES TO PRODUCE A LARGE AREA OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS APPEAR FAVORABLE FOR
GRADUAL DEVELOPMENT...AND A TROPICAL DEPRESSION COULD FORM DURING
THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS THE SYSTEM MOVES WESTWARD OR
WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 15 TO 20 MPH. THERE IS A HIGH CHANCE...60
PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS. REGARDLESS OF DEVELOPMENT...THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED
TO BRING LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS TO THE
WINDWARD ISLANDS...VENEZUELA...AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF GUYANA
DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

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Waiting
October/28/2010, Moving the boat

New image today:

ZCZC MIATWOAT ALL
TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
200 PM EDT THU OCT 28 2010

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

1. SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH A LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM LOCATED ABOUT 1200 MILES NORTHWEST OF THE NORTHERNMOST CAPE
VERDE ISLANDS IS DISORGANIZED. DEVELOPMENT OF THIS LOW IS BECOMING
LESS LIKELY DUE TO UNFAVORABLE UPPER-LEVEL WINDS. THERE IS A
MEDIUM CHANCE...30 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM BECOMING A TROPICAL
CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT MOVES SLOWLY WESTWARD.

2. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A SURFACE LOW PRESSURE
AREA LOCATED ABOUT 600 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA CONTINUE TO
SHOW SIGNS OF ORGANIZATION...HOWEVER THIS SYSTEM DOES NOT YET HAVE
A WELL-DEFINED CENTER OF CIRCULATION. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ARE
SOMEWHAT CONDUCIVE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A TROPICAL OR SUBTROPICAL
DEPRESSION OVERNIGHT OR ON FRIDAY...HOWEVER UPPER-LEVEL WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO BECOME LESS FAVORABLE AFTER THAT. THERE IS A HIGH
CHANCE...60 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM BECOMING A SUBTROPICAL OR
TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT MOVES
WEST-NORTHWESTWARD NEAR 15 MPH.

3. A VIGOROUS TROPICAL WAVE LOCATED OVER THE TROPICAL ATLANTIC ABOUT
850 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS IS PRODUCING A
LARGE AREA OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. THIS SYSTEM HAS BECOME
BETTER ORGANIZED TODAY...AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS APPEAR TO BE
FAVORABLE FOR SOME SLOW DEVELOPMENT OF THIS DISTURBANCE DURING THE
NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. THERE IS A MEDIUM CHANCE...30 PERCENT...OF
THIS SYSTEM BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS
IT MOVES WESTWARD OR WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 15 TO 20 MPH.

ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.

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Waiting
October/27/2010, Prickly Bay, Grenada

Just waiting for all this to go by and then we're of towards Venezuela..



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Walk to Town
October/17/2010

We had been told that there was a nice walk from the Hog Island anchorage to town, so on Thursday at 10am we decided to to give it a go in order to get more EC dollars. We enlisted Keith and Heather from Shadowfax in our misadventure. We left at 10am because I was making water and couldn't leave any earlier. You shouldn't walk through the bush in grenada at midday, although the breeze in the anchorage may be tolerable once you get into the bush it becomes amazingly hot. The nice walk turned into a death march through the scrub jungle and then down the long street to town where we treated ourselves to beer at one of the many rum shops. We arrived at the bank with sweat drenched shirts and took up residents around their water cooler and must of neary drained it before Marg, the more presentable of the two of us went to the counter and exchanged some money.
After an brief shopping trip at CK's the local bulk discount store and then a small lunch. We struck out on our way back happy that a light rain had greatly reduced the heat. The kids where getting out of school and walked with some first graders up the street Marg stopped to tie one of the boys shoes and another stuck his hand through a chain link fence to pick a sweet apple (an extremely sweet fruit full of seeds nothing like an apple). Of course the apple was to big to pull back through the fence. It was like the monkey with its hand stuck in the jar story. I this case Keith was the monkey as he scaled up the 8 foot fence and managed to hand the sweet apple over the top to the boy.
We continued our journey back glad of the sprinkling rain that was keeping us cool. Don't wish for rain in the Caribbean because if you do you soon get a monsoon style down pour, within seconds we were once again drencher to the bone this time with rain water . We eventually took shelter under a house that was standing on stilts to wait out the storm. Lucky it can only rain hard for a short time and we were able to walk along the washed out road back to our dinghies and home.

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October/28/2010 | Anne Stafford
What a great story Marg/Steve, really enjoyed reading it on a rainy cool evening in France with a log fire burning, Having just watched the film V for Vendetta - such different lives!
Wedding Day!
October/16/2010

Heather's brother is getting a ball and chain today.. one down .. one to go!
Best Wishes to everyone..Have a great day! Wish we were invited..lol (and that would be a big joke...)
We hear the weather has been great and in Canada, on the big day, that's all you can hope for.
Miss and Love you all!
Dance like there is no tomorrow!
Love Marg and Steve
XO

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October/18/2010 | Heather and Mike
David and Trish thank you for your wishes!! We pulled up the blog at the wedding to show off your shark and saw this post....they thought it was pretty awesome =) We couldn't have asked for better weather. I think my mom has some photos she'll be sending you shortly. Hope all is well!
October/19/2010 | Lori
yes, Dance like there is no tomorrow!
Shark Update
October/15/2010

We finally ate the shark I caught earlier in the week. I lightly marinated it with teriaki sauce and barbecued it. It may replace seared tuna as my favorite fish. It was delicious.

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Thanksgiving in Canada
October/11/2010

Is it Thanksgiving weekend? "Stop Still!" as our fellow Grenadian friends would say! Sort of like
Get Out!
Really?
What?
What a surprise!
Well I never! / Blimey!
That's the last thing I expected!
You're kidding!
I don't believe it! / Are you serious?
I'm speechless!
I'd never have guessed.
You don't say!
....make's you wonder what the other countries expression for the same would be...

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October/12/2010 | Thera
I totally missed it this year ... probably the first year to not have turkey! SO SAD :(
The Manhood Eater
October/8/2010, Prickly Bay, Grenada

Photo of Blacktip Shark Steve caught anchored in Prickly Bay..



I received this email today and thought... I better let Steve answer this one...lol

Hi, Shelley was so glad to pick up the phone and hear from you two. I look at swinging off the hook most nights and enjoy your trip of a life time that your living. Nice shark Steve bet if it was a GREAT BIG ONE you would have cut the line. Did you eat it ? It look's like it's in a bed please don't say you slept with it.
All the best and take care Kevin & Shelley


Caught this shark while still fishing off the side of the boat. It as about 2ft. long not big enough to eat me but I do go swimming in the nude often and it could have made short work of little Willie. The shark is cut into steaks and will be on the barr-be Sunday. The meat looked great. And no I don't sleep with the fishes yet.

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October/10/2010 | Thera
Are you kidding ?!?! Shark is good eats !!! Ask any Aussie. I think he is going on the BBQ today (Sunday). Mmm... not kidding shark is tasty and probably why it is endangered.
Kim & Marius Visit Grenada
October/3/2010, Grand Anse, Grenada

Kim and Marius have come and gone. Where did the week go?
As always it was way too short a visit.
Kim and Marius arrived Wednesday evening at 7pm, so Steve and I decided to meet them at Danielle and Adams place for Rick's pizza which we picked up at the Food Fair Mall on our way in. . ah Pizza. . . A rare occasion for Steve and I.. yummy!
It was soon past cruisers midnight but we were not the only ones ready to hit the sack. Kim arrived tired (she had a very busy and stressful couple of weeks). As Steve and I headed home we were soaked by a lingering squall. No worries though, we are very used to it. Our choice of clothing (other than a bathing suit) is quick dry anything! We arrived at the empty "De Big Fish" restaurant and waited for it to pass. It was a fantastic sight to watch.. And Lion's Paw road it out nicely. The dinghy was like a bathtub so it had to be emptied before climbing aboard and the dinghy ride home was a little wet and hairy.. But the bed was dry and we slept like logs.
Plans for Thursdays activities were cancelled while Kim took a day to rest.. and that was okay with us (we are not used to late nights) and it gave us a chance to shop for groceries and liquor.
Friday, Kim and Marius (with the guidance of Adam) took the St. George University bus (which is free) to De Big Fish, where we met them and headed to Leila's for breakfast. It's a lovely spot close to the Prickly Bay Marina... and we had coupon's Buy one - Get one half price. . so breakfast was really cheap. From there we headed back to the dinghy dock and Lion's Paw. After squaring everything away, we sailed around to St. George's. One fish on the line (a barracuda) and one little squall later, we anchored just outside St. George's but nearer to Grand Anse Beach. While Kim and I caught up with news, Steve and Marius headed to the Fish Market to buy some Tuna. It was soon 5 pm and Steve headed to Grande Anse Beach to pick up Adam and Danielle who were very excited to join us for dinner. Drinks were on deck, the tuna was superb but Adam was not well. He downed a gravel and I gave him a ginger gravel too.. Turns out that Adam was sick indeed.. He came down with the flu or dengue fever the very same night and was sick the entire time that his in-laws were visiting.. Hum.. In-laws visiting can have that effect.. lol (that is really a joke, because Adam and Kim and Marius get along marvelously).
Anyway, not to bore you but the next few days were spent pool-side at Port Louis Marina, Grand Anse Beach and Garfield's beach bar, The University Club and Morne Rouge Bay beach and the swim up bar at one of the hotels on on the beach.
One day we were treated to an Island tour. Danielle's school sent a bus with 2 drivers and a tour guide. We headed to the town of St. George's, past Fort George, up to the top of the hill for a panoramic view of the town and down past the Stadium and along the west coast of Grenada. We passed Halifax Harbour and Gouyave (where they have the Fish Fry) and headed to the northern tip of the island. Danielle was so pleased (as were we to visit the historical sight of Sauteurs (look for pic's called Leaper's Hill). It was getting close to lunch time so we headed to the Belmont Estate (a typical country farm where they grown cocoa beans and other plants) for a luxurious buffet style venue. After a short look around we headed to the River Antoine Rum factory (which still runs as it has since the mid-1800's, using a giant water wheel to crush the cane, the dry stalks to heat up the juice and rage wooden scoops to move the juice from one copper to the next). We bought a bottle of strong white Rivers Rum but plan on using it for the fish we catch. It is +75% (150 proof plus) and Adam told us that the rum has hallucinogenic properties because the open coppers are situated below a ton of bats and bat droppings fall into the juice... Yuk!
To top off the tour, we headed across the island, through the mountainous Grand Etang. It was a spectacular day and all because of Danielle.. Hope she keeps impressing them at work..

More photos in the Gallery.

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October/12/2010 | Kim & Marius
We did have a wonderful trip and alas too short a visit.Had a very hectic week back and wished I was on the rolling seas again with you guys. Hope we get a chance to catch up again on another part of your journey. Love and miss you
Quick update from Grenada.
Steve
September/16/2010

Paella Night
We don't really go out much for dinner but De Big Fish was having a Paella night so we decided to go. When we arrived we met Mark who had been in the back of the truck on our return from the hash the Saturday before and he was nice enough to invite us to sit with him and his wife Karen. We had a great evening and the Paella was great.

Kaya's back, what's for supper
Charlie and Lizz are back in the anchorage and lobster season has opened. We can't use a spear gun but can???? use a spear pole. Off we when and as luck would have it I was the first to spear a lobster. I speared one more for the day and Charlie and Mark (from Reach) got a couple each. They weren't big ... about the size they sell as canners in Canada.
We had invited "Kaya", "Reach" and our new friends Mark and Karen from "Sussirra" for an appetizer dinner and Charlie cooked up the lobster as our first course. We had a fun evening with too many Americans on the same boat, so politics came up and right and left wing were represented. This can become a very lively situation but every one went home friends.

A few nights later we were invited to "Kaya" for dinner and Charlie had been out hunting without me????? He had shot three Crabs each about 1.5 feet across, I have never even seen one. Half the catch made a great dinner for the four of us. I have ordered a prescription mask. Maybe I will start to see things . . . I'm sure I miss 80% of the stuff down there.

While Marg, Lizz and I went to the market, Mark and Charlie were out hunting. When we got back they gave us four lobster tails as a gift for Marg's birthday we enjoyed them the the next evening.

Marg Birthday dinner was at BB's Crab Back where we had previously gone with Thera. Charlie and Lizz joined us and we had another delicious dinner. Afterwards, we walked down to the bars across from the bus station intending to go to The Flag Bar (the same bar that we had so much fun at after the last hash). The Flag bar had already closed, so we when to a bar close by. On entering, I was greeted with "Hi Buddy! I'm the guy you buy beer from in the market". The guy was cleaned up some (he must dress down when he sells beer and pop from a large cooler in the market)... But I recognized him and sat down at the bar with him. We had some beer and talked about life on the island with his 5 children (he's 32 years old and has 3 different women) and the economics of the island. When it was time to get home, the buses had stopped running but my new friend was able to get us a ride. A friend of his, was on his way home, so we all climbed into his car. The only white people for blocks, we bid him farewell and told him I would see him at the market in the morning where he works 8am to 8pm, Monday through Saturday.
The next day there was no beer cooler man in the market...??? that's what happens when you drink with white people 'till midnight.
photo's will be added to gallery.

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September/19/2010 | Adagio
so when are you planning on getting the move on and where to?
September/19/2010 | Margaret Colquhoun
Hey, great to hear from you both. Thanks for asking...Well, the answer is that the plan today is to install a water maker and then we are off to Venezuela, ABC's and then San Blas, Panama by December... can't believe it!..
Morning Star..
September/16/2010

It's not all about Sailing around here. Jorgen (not sure of spelling) on "Morning Star" seems to have all the toys.. but last week this pic is of him dogging planes... yes he was in big trouble when he landed from the airport and the police.. but he's still around and I saw him water skiing behind a dinghy yesterday on his wake board and later on his surf board (the wake board wasn't exciting enough)..
We have been enjoying Grenada ("playing" with Jorgen, who is 24yrs old, since Luperon, D.R). One day as Jorgen was going by, I told him that I was talking to my daughter on SKYPE and I told him that I was smart not to introduce Thera to him. He asked "How old's your daughter?" I told him and he stopped in his tracks.. "How old are you guys?" Steve said "I'm 55!"... Jorgen almost fell off the boat! "YOU'RE OLDER THAN MY DAD!" he screamed.
Now every time he meets us, he says, "Hi old man!"..We love it!

The other night we SKYPED Jack and Betty and Jorgen came by. While hanging onto the side of our boat for a chat, Steve showed him the computer (and Jack and Betty on video) and said, "Here's an old man for you... this is my dad!"
Jorgen replied, "YOU HAVE A DAD THAT'S ALIVE!!!!"

Well, Jack, Betty, Steve and I roared with laughter...as Jack said, "When I was his age, I thought the same way!"

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Latest Llnk
September/9/2010

Here today gone tomorrow?
Check out this link.. www.nhc.noaa.gov

They say that Sept 10th is the most likely date for a hurricane... could this be true?

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September/10/2010 | Jack & Betty Colquhoun
Happy Birthday Marg: Wishing you a very happy day. Nice talking to you both yesterday. We are just off to "shuffle". Quite cool today, a touch of colour here and there. Haave a great day and enjoy your dinner date tonight. Love Betty and JT
September/10/2010 | Petra Newbold
Happy Birthday Marg! Wishing you all the best and have a great day.

Take Care,
Petra and Colin
September/10/2010 | Lori
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
so nice talking with you Sunday. I saw Vicky and Bill this week! They were in Oakville for 1 1/2 days and we were lucky to catch up with them. enjoy your day!
Grenville
September/7/2010, Grenada

Not the best photo of me, but that's not important.
We went shopping the other day. Get this.. the Taxi cost $20 EC (under $8) return... picked us up at our two different locations and drove us to and from Grenville, which is on the northern, windward side of the island (it took us about and hour to get there). We had a great shopping day, ladies only.. freedom to browse, lunch etc...

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Finally Internet... we paid for it..ugg!
September/1/2010, Prickly Bay, Grenada

I have corrected our feeble attempts to update our blog and the gallery ... re: Thera's visit to Grenada (August 14th to the 25th). We hope you all enjoy reading about her trip, as much as we did participating.
Check out the Gallery!

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HHH
August/29/2010, St. Patricks

Today is Sunday August the 29th and there is absolutely no wind here in Prickly Bay, Grenada. This would be referred to as the perfect water skiing day back home in cottage country and mentioning that. . . where has the summer gone?

Yesterday, Steve and I participated in another HHH (aka: The Hash House Harriers) so called hike. Earlier that day, I asked Steve if he would like to participate and he quite frankly said "No, he was tired and his feet were very sore"... A great testament to the wonderful time we spent with Thera. However, we got a call from some of our friends and they were going, so I decided to go alone and Steve decided that he didn't want to miss out... Now, I must admit. Sometimes you should go with your gut feelings. This HHH hike was more like an endurance test. The aerobic instructor in me was evident as I encouraged people to continue and congratulated them for their accomplishments each step of the way; however in the end, most off us looked like death and concluded that they must have been trying to weed us out. I was just thankful that no one needed to be rescued.
You see, this hike was in the district of St. Patrick's which is near the north end of Grenada and we hiked, climbed, crawled and slid up and down two mountain peaks; this being a resent volcanic island the peaks are very, very steep!!! On the last hike, they rigged rope to help participants drag their way up the most dangerous of slopes but on this hike we were left to our own demise and grabbed onto roots and trees, negotiating each step along the trail; this all at a time when Toronto would have issued a "Do not exercise out doors" alert. . . 10 degrees sooner. It was hot and muggy and the air was still and thick. At the end of the hike, Steve took off his shirt and rung it out.. And I mean he could fill a cup from the sweat that poured from the cloth. The only saving grace, was that there, in a box freezer, were offered 3 for 10 EC beer ... so all was good.
As the sun fell below the mountain tops, we climbed back into the same pick-up truck that we had travelled back to town with Thera, two weeks before. This time we had 12 passengers sharing the space, so some of us (Steve and I included) sat on the side beds and held on for dear life. Fortunately, the wind rushed over our bodies drying out our clothing (I too was sporting a good contender for a "wet T-shirt contest") before arriving in St. George's.
Yes, it was another great trip home. We all laughed, shared stories and lek teenagers, we giggled about the daring feat we were now undertaking.
We where told that this would be rated as one of the most difficult hashes yet and there have been over 350 of them. They are a great way to see parts of the island you would never get a chance to see. That's if you can look up long enough to look around without falling off a cliff or into a river.

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Another HHH
August/29/2010, St. Patricks

Today is Sunday August the 29th and there is absolutely no wind here in Prickly Bay, Grenada. This would be referred to as the perfect water skiing day back home in cottage country and mentioning that. . . where has the summer gone?

Yesterday, Steve and I participated in another HHH (aka: The Hash House Harriers) so called hike. Earlier that day, I asked Steve if he would like to participate and he quite frankly said "No, he was tired and his feet were very sore"... A great testament to the wonderful time we spent with Thera. However, we got a call from some of our friends and they were going, so I decided to go alone and Steve decided that he didn't want to miss out... Now, I must admit. Sometimes you should go with your gut feelings. This HHH hike was more like an endurance test. The aerobic instructor in me was evident as I encouraged people to continue and congratulated them for their accomplishments each step of the way; however in the end, most off us looked like death and concluded that they must have been trying to weed us out. I was just thankful that no one needed to be rescued.
You see, this hike was in the district of St. Patrick's which is near the north end of Grenada and we hiked, climbed, crawled and slid up and down two mountain peaks; this being a resent volcanic island the peaks are very, very steep!!! On the last hike, they rigged rope to help participants drag their way up the most dangerous of slopes but on this hike we were left to our own demise and grabbed onto roots and trees, negotiating each step along the trail; this all at a time when Toronto would have issued a "Do not exercise out doors" alert. . . 10 degrees sooner. It was hot and muggy and the air was still and thick. At the end of the hike, Steve took off his shirt and rung it out.. And I mean he could fill a cup from the sweat that poured from the cloth. The only saving grace, was that there, in a box freezer, were offered 3 for 10 EC beer ... so all was good.
As the sun fell below the mountain tops, we climbed back into the same pick-up truck that we had travelled back to town with Thera, two weeks before. This time we had 12 passengers sharing the space, so some of us (Steve and I included) sat on the side beds and held on for dear life. Fortunately, the wind rushed over our bodies drying out our clothing (I too was sporting a good contender for a "wet T-shirt contest") before arriving in St. George's.
Yes, it was another great trip home. We all laughed, shared stories and lek teenagers, we giggled about the daring feat we were now undertaking.
We where told that this would be rated as one of the most difficult hashes yet and there have been over 350 of them. They are a great way to see parts of the island you would never get a chance to see. That's if you can look up long enough to look around without falling off a cliff or into a river.

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The Boat Seems really EMPTY!
August/25/2010, Prickly Bay, Grenada

It was a sad day on the boat today. . . Thera is leaving. We went for a last snorkel off a reef in Prickly Bay and Thera's sharp eyes spotted a octopus. It had entwined itself in pieces of coral and as we tried to separate it (to give us a better look) it let go and inked us as it swam to another hiding place.

Eventually we had to get Thera to the airport, after checking the bags we had a beer at the bar out side the front of the terminal and chatted. We couldn't let her go and she ended up being the last to board. We watched her enter the plane from the tarmac, turned and stepped right onto a bus. When we arrived back at the boat, we saw her plane fly over head. Marg was so excited, grabbing the camera and shouting at the top of her lungs... As if Thera could hear her cry's of joy and sadness. . . The boat seems really empty.


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September/10/2010 | Lori
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BB's Crab Back
August/24/2010, St. George's, Grenada

Photo is of "us" with Brian and his son.

After a restful day on the boat, we decided to splurge and take the bus to The Carenage district and go to BB's Crab Back for a taste of "Grenadian" food.
The Crab Back is owned by a Brian Benjamin, a Grenadian born chef who owned a successful West Indian restaurant in England and returned to Grenada 4 years ago.

Oprah must get around. This is the second restaurant we have been too, that she has also been a patron.

Steve ordered up two appetizers, a dish sporting the local land crab and salt fish, two island favorites which the ingredients look very unappetizing (but he's been dying to try them) along with that old favorite "curried goat", a Grenadian style pork ribs and a risotto dish... all very good and very "spicy". In Grenada they say the food is "Spicy" but they don't mean "hot". Spicy to them means very flavorful, with nutmeg or cloves or their blend of curry.
We had a wonderful evening packed with a taste explosion all the while Brian entertained us with his stories and his enthusiasm for cooking. We all picked his brain for cooking ideas and advise. Unfortunately, we didn't try his conch fritters. We would have if Steve had read the rave review Ann gave them in her latest book, "The Spice Neckless" but he had not read that far.

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