Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Sunday, 26 July 2009
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
With the sea lapping at its footings and rocks falling from above, this building has been abandoned.
Bequia has a history of boat building and whaling. Just around the corner in Friendship Bay is the whaling station at Semplers Cay. The people of Bequia are granted permission to take up to 4 whales per year. Some years they don't take any.
Sunday, 19 July 2009
Rivers Royale Rum 75% alc/vol or 152 proof! This rum will put a smile on your face as well set your hair on fire. We took in a tour of the distillery that has been making fire water and fine rums since 1785. From what we saw nothing much has changed in the 200 years Rivers have been making rum on the north coast of Grenada.
As noted by the Grenada Explorer "...your credulity is stretched to bursting point as you sample the product. Words fail most people, partly as they fight to describe the impact of a factory that refused to be dragged into the nineteenth century, partly because the vocal chords are rendered incapable for a while by the 75% potion."
We too are lost for words, check out the video
Saturday, 18 July 2009
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
"Coconuts do fall off trees so avoid sitting under ripe ones."
Sea Urchin Spines: "If broken under the skin, these spines will dissolve in time. To remove protruding ones, apply soft candle wax, let it harden, then pull out. Some people recommend urinating on the wound to relieve the pain!"
We are wondering, depending of the location of the offending spines, would it be polite to ask a friend to help out with the urinating?
Friday, 10 July 2009
Too hot for walking, "I think I'll just stretch out in the shade and cool my tummy".
Michael and Barbara, Astarte
St. George's, Grenada
There’s always a down side and in St. David’s it is the distance from the supermarkets and the customs office for check-in. You’d think that a phone call to the main customs office confirming check-in could be done in St. David’s would be golden but we found we needed to take the bus in to St. George’s. Nevermind the bother, it turned out to be a painless operation and a great opportunity to explore.
Bus-riding experiences give a hint to the gentle nature of the people of Grenada. Perhaps a little more reserved and genteel than those of surrounding countries, we’ve found people to be helpful and friendly; another reason to love Grenada.
Bristol Rose is booked into a slip in Trinidad for the end August and will be hauled out early November. Surprisingly, the rates to keep BR on the hard in Trinidad are quite expensive compared with Maryland rates. All those stories about great deals in Trinidad seem to have passed their expiry date. She’ll be hauled out for the period when we must leave her as well as the time needed to get bottom paint done.
Land crabs caught in the marina by the local lads.
Check our calendar at the end of the page, as well as our Float Plan (link on the right -hand column) for details of our summer plan - the concrete is still wet.