The Adventures of Alexandra and David

Who: David & Alexandra
Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia
We're always Somewhere South of Somewhere.

The Banyan Love is Growing.

http://www.hitwebcounter.com/htmltutorial.php
WebPage Visits

We're on Facebook

Sailing Banyan

Instagram: #banyantravels

but we're not Tweeting.

Our friends Paul and Sheryl Shard, of Distant Shores, are incredible producers of their very own TV Show.

If you haven't already, check them out.

Their DVD's are informative and fun to watch as they travel to all four corners of the world.

You might even find Banyan in some of them!!
23 March 2021 | Cole Harbour NS
30 May 2019 | Catamaran Marina
20 May 2019 | Shallow Sandbar by Livingston, Guatemala
18 May 2019 | Tres Puntas, Guatemala
14 May 2019 | Isla Guanaja to Isla Utila
11 May 2019 | Grand Cayman to Isla de Guanaja, Honduras
03 May 2019 | Grand Cayman
25 April 2019 | Errol Flyn Marina, Port Antonio, Jamaica
18 April 2019 | Matthewtown, Great Inagua, Bahamas
14 April 2019 | Clarencetown, Long Island, Bahamas
10 April 2019 | To New Horizons... and Beyond!
05 April 2019 | Exumas, Bahamas
02 March 2019 | Staniel Cay, Cat Island, Bahamas
07 February 2019 | Cambridge Cay, Exumas, Bahamas
25 August 2018 | Halifax, NS
28 November 2017 | Somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean

We're Home.

14 September 2013 | Port Louis Marina, Grenada
Alex, hot and humide !
We left home to come home.

Life for the past few months was lived in what was, for a very long time, home. We spent our time visiting with friends and family, which is another kind of home. We travelled through different provinces to what was once home before, and realized that memories are a different kind of home. And now we've come back to our Banyan, a current and very different choice of home.

We are, at the moment feeling a little lost between worlds, true gypsies I suppose as we feel we don't quite belong anywhere. And so we're left wondering just what is home?

Our journey "home" started early in the morning, and we were a tad anxious when we saw the airline attendant affix the bright orange sticker indicating "heavy load" on our suitcases, and we eyed each other warily, yet did a silent dance of joy when she informed us, that after all that serious shopping and stuffing and wrapping of stuff with bubble wrap and ziploc bags, our luggage weighed in at just point zero three and point zero two pounds (respectively) UNDER the required weight restrictions of the flight scale. Bonus!

After a few weather delays both flights departed successfully and we finally arrived, along with our very heavy luggage, in the very dark of night with insanely familiar scents (this is Spice Island after all) and sounds (remember the honking cabs and roosters crowing?), with its palpable humid lush green heat that is St George's, Grenada.

You can just imagine two tired and sweaty travellers (Dave was wearing jeans and socks, after all), arriving at Port Louis Marina, and walking the last few steps on the maze of dark docks of night to get to F (faraway) dock, heaving our heavy luggage bags onto a forlorn Banyan as she sat in her berth, steady and safe, waiting to welcome us home.

We opened the glass companionway that is the door to our home, without a whisper of wind to be felt anywhere, and into the depths of darkness and heat that was our sauna of a home we crawled, found a bag of chips (BBQ !!) that had to do for a midnight snack, along with a bright yellow surprise of "welcome home" banner from friends, and once we connected to the Collective, discovered that we obviously missed our very own welcome back party, complete with jell-o shots (thanks to Mike and Rebecca and fell into bed, exhausted, as we tried to uncramp our bodies and legs from the very small airline seats that we'd spent much of the day in.



Ahh, we sighed, as we fell into bed. We're going to miss our home away from home. We're going to seriously miss our family and friends that we call home. And yet, we're glad to be home.
Comments
Vessel Name: Banyan
Vessel Make/Model: Jeanneau 40 Sun Odyssey
Hailing Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Crew: David & Alexandra
About:
Welcome Aboard. I'm Alexandra, and if I'm not out Adventuring with Camera in Hand, or cheffing up a storm in my galley, I'm looking to pirate some WiFi to upload our latest tales (with way too many photos) about our most recent adventures. [...]
Extra: CHART YOUR COURSE: Our destiny is shaped by our thoughts and actions. We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.
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The Adventures of Alexandra and David

Who: David & Alexandra
Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia
We're always Somewhere South of Somewhere.

The Banyan Love is Growing.

http://www.hitwebcounter.com/htmltutorial.php
WebPage Visits

We're on Facebook

Sailing Banyan

Instagram: #banyantravels

but we're not Tweeting.

Our friends Paul and Sheryl Shard, of Distant Shores, are incredible producers of their very own TV Show.

If you haven't already, check them out.

Their DVD's are informative and fun to watch as they travel to all four corners of the world.

You might even find Banyan in some of them!!