Flamingo Beach Good sailor friends, Marty and Gabrielle on S/V Santocha Mamacitas
Last day in St. Martins (Phillipsburg Duty Free!!) Acting French with my Espresso and Gitanne St Barths and St Martin are absolute...
The lovely Linda shows the finished product: a fitted mosquito net cover for our companion way. This is her brilliant (hubby) assi...
Kralendijk, Bonaire Close to our anchorage. Kerol's Beach Bar and the waterfront Boardwalk It was a long, slow, sl...
CUT TO THE CHASE......WADE REELS IN A 100 + POUND YELLOW FIN TUNA! SMILE AS BIG AS A YELLOW FIN TAIL FIN WEIGHING IN ...
Hallowe’en The Hallowe’en Party at Port Louis Marina doubled as our going away party. It was our last “Hurrah” with our fabulous...
Welcome Noa! April 3, Maureen rejoins S/V Just Drifting in Luperon, Dominican Republic, as a new grandmother. Baby Noa was 17 days...
Engraved Forever! Wade at home with the pigs. These guys bite! New batch "Watcha got in there? MMMmmmm .... bak...
Antigua S/V Just Drifting left Kitts, Nevis and Montserrat for Antigua arriving there on May 26th. The scenery of the islands where s...
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Hallowe’en Party at Port Louis Marina doubled as our going away party. It was our last “Hurrah” with our fabulous cruiser friends who had been our close social circle for many months and even over the last couple of years:
Matsu...................Tim and Linda
Santosha..............Gabrielle and Marty
Zero to Cruising....Rebecca and Mike
Beau Soleil...........Jon and Shawna
One White Tree....Dianna (and) Ross
Mekeia.................Jack (already departed for Martinique)
El Vagabundo.......Kevin (off in the wild blue yonder)
Notre Vie,,,,,,,,,,,,,,John and Sunny
and all the others that we hashed with and played volleyball with, etc.
Luckily I had an easy costume, an old belly dance costume that I just managed to squeeze into. My daughter had given me a lovely, long piece of hand printed material from Bali which made a great Turban for Wade along with the table runner from India which was a Christmas present to him from Zephyr, as well. I became Mau Geisha and my man became Ali Babble. The staff at Yolo’s voted us Best Couple Costume and we won a bottle of Mapo. kind of felt bad since we felt Linda and Tim won
hands down with Cruela de Vil and her stolen Dalmation. Gabrielle fashioned herself and Marty with a brilliant sail cloth design (very avant-garde!). Jon had a full hammerhead suit and Shawna glowed in the dark as a beautiful Damsel fish. John looked like Captain of the Love Boat and I covet Sunny’s Squid hat! Other favorites were Happy Hour, The Weather Report: Sunny with a Possibility of Showers and Waldo (her maiden name is actually Waldo so her friends are constantly asking, “Where’s Waldo??”
Luckily it was so much fun with oodles of distractions away from the reality of leaving Grenada, it’s beautiful people and our friends.
Monday, November 26, 2012
|Close to our anchorage. Kerol's Beach Bar and the waterfront Boardwalk|
It was a long, slow, sloppy sail from Martinique to Bonaire. A 450 mile crossing the Caribbean Sea; 135 miles from land at all times.
IT WAS SO WORTH IT!!
|Captain Wade and his boat in Bonaire|
|Raising the new flag|
Paul Allen's Boat
Helicopter, Sail Boat and Water Sport Boat Included
|Eurika, I found it! Klein Bonaire!!|
|Little Bonaire all to ourselves!|
|Blue Crystal Clear Water|
...and the search for the flamingos continue...et voila!!!! An entire flock!!!
...and we set out on our faithful scooter to find even more.....
...and along the way...
...we come across cactus juice...
Thursday, November 1, 2012
|The lovely Linda shows the finished product: a fitted mosquito net cover for our companion way.|
This is her brilliant (hubby) assistant and designer, Tim.
|Clark's Court Bay with Tim & Linda's 54'Matsu, 1st on the right.|
|Finding a Gabriola Island, Canada homeboy with his British bride aboard his tug, Flying Buzzard.|
|Julie & Mike (Homeboy) with singer and right hand mate. Full Moon Party at Roger's Beach Bar.|
|As the varnish dries we have our Tuesday aft. volleyball games.|
HOT WATER POWERED BY SOLAR RESERVE
|Hot water from my new spray faucet. A beautiful thing!|
HASH AT LA SAGESSE
|Jack (Mekeia) and Kevin (El Vagabundo)|
NOT Mambi Pamby's but actually Hard Core Hashers!
|Mike (Zero to Cruising) ran the Marothon Hash. It was a Killer and NOT MambyPamby.|
|Dave and Donna (Merlin) split up with Donna leading our 3 mile Hash and Dave off on the 7 mile trail.|
|Starting out at La Sagesse Beach|
|The After Hash Stag|
|After all the activity we get to stay cool in our new floaty. It even has a cooler!|
....And this is why they call Grenada, SPICE ISLAND!!