So having claimed our square and painted our white background over the completely faded blue something or other by midday we returned at 16.30 to start the next layer. Our white background was still tacky so we watched the Brazil world cup game nearby. At 7pm it was looking good but it was too damp to start anything new. Returning next day we were outraged to find that our square had been painted! Can you imagine another boat helping itself to your pre-prepared section of wall. We couldn’t believe it but there it was. A green chameleon, the boat name
A quick second look at the yachties onshore transport system in Grenada
So the Aditi wall patch is on it’s way and we hope for good dry weather. The design is as yet unknown….
Prickly Bay Bingo – A young couple, leaving Grenada by air next day, give up the donkey which they won at Bingo in exchange for $800 ECD. They then help with the judging of a 5 person dance-off for 3 goats.
Marina security is tight. It is provided by a couple of geese, a couple of ducks, and a turkey. Turkey? Well we’re not sure. It’s black and white. But the only turkey we are familiar with tends to be smooth pale pink, missing head and feet, and about to go into the oven on 25 December. But the give away could be the giblets; every year when we open the dreaded packet, or leave it inside the turkey for 6 hours and go ‘oh no’, from what we recall the neck just looks a bit over-sized on the certified pink
Held in Bequia as the Mount Gay Rum Bequia Blues Festival on 25th Jan 2014. Small venue, something like 7 hours of music, after about 5 of which most of the crowd had partied out so it was all down to a handful of people to see it through, which we did.
Think there are fish in the Caribbean? Think again! They keep quiet about the fact that there are fish in the sea in this area; but then it’s a bit too offshore for the average trawler. And we are talking quite small boats that land these fish. They are craned off in batches for a few hours, each batch taking about 4 minutes to go through the cranage cycle. The catches are interesting but I’m not sure how we are going to get it in the fridge it’s the wrong shape; either we have GM modified square fish or we
Not sure why but on Sunday afternoon there was a crew laying flowers down from the church. No obvious wedding or any clues in sight, but painstakingly laid and watered.
Even the cat is ‘Azores-cool’ enough to sit on the sea wall and let passers by stroke him. A good memorial in paint for Cheeki Rafiki. The town fire station manned by volunteers. Note every inch of pavement is inlaid with patterns. When shops are shut there is an interesting practice of cramming product into the doorways to show.
Whats going on under your keel in harbour? Normally you could be pretty sure it’s not much but here in Horta a bait ball of shrimp sets the marina alive with grouper, mackerel and yellow fin tuna: