Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Turtles!

Seeing animals up close and personal in the wild is something that I never tire of. We had the chance to see leatherback turtles laying eggs and I feel very lucky.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Cutty's Tour again

Some things in life are so enriching that you can repeat the experience and still have more to gain. Taking a tour of Grenada with Cutty (Cuthbert MacMeo) is one of those experiences. We took a tour last year with him and learned an incredible amount about the flora and fauna and history of Grenada. There was so much information it took two blog posts to write about it. ( Check them out here and here ).

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Mt. Pelee

We are hearing the reports of Kilauea erupting in Hawaii as we are getting ready to hike up Mt. Pelée in Martinique.  Pelée is famous for its 1902 eruption which left only two survivors in its direct path, one of whom was a prisoner in a well insulated jail cell, approximately 30,000 people died in the eruption.



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Luxury Yacht? (Part deux)

A quick recap of part one, No propane, Have to go to Dominica,  Anchor, It's a holiday, No sleep, Head to Roseau, Big winds, Mooring Ball. The extended version is here in case you missed it.



Continuing with the story...

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Luxury yacht? (Part one)

I received an email today inviting me on a Luxury Yacht for Mother's Day with complimentary mimosas and snacks. This arrived in my inbox on a particularly non luxurious day, let me tell you the details!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Free to explore

For the time being we have finished our waiting, repairs and upgrades and we are on our own to explore. It is very liberating and we are enjoying the freedom. Diving and hiking in Guadeloupe, both on the main island and in Iles des Saintes, the group of islands at the most southern point of Guadeloupe.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Expectations vs Reality

Yes, I know that a cruisers plans are written in sand during low tide. I understand the need to be flexible, but I still have expectations and I still do make plans and oh, so often lately, those plans have to change.