TOO HOT FOR SUNDAY ROAST

By / 1st October, 2017 / Cooking / No Comments

Salad greens with added parsley, savoury peppers, grated cucumber, thinly sliced leek, walnuts with a sprinkling of turkey ham made a different sort of lunch today. (Robin had meat and potatoes as well).

 

MARIA & CO.

By / 19th September, 2017 / Weather / No Comments

 

 

Monday evening at sunset on the 18th of September 2017.

A weather band curling into Hurricane Maria, 200n.miles to the north of Grenada.

Grenada is acting as a refuge for many planes and, so far, one cruise ship as they come down from the islands to the north of us.

TRYING……

By / 9th August, 2017 / Daily Life Onboard / No Comments

We have been all over the place during the last few months and I had my computer with me, trying to understand what I was doing with advice from a more experienced operator in another country. Well, I am almost there, not quite yet, but almost.  Anyone else heard of  an “endless loop?”.  Apparently, that was ONE of my more creative entries!  Taking it slowly and apologies to all whom I most certainly would have contacted if I could.

Still sunny and funny, bright and light.

By / 9th August, 2017 / Daily Life Onboard / 1 Comment

We have been storm dodging again. Tropical Storm Don gave reason to move Ngoma and then, once sure our attention was really focused,  went from 50 to 60kts to a friendly 30 to 40kts and decided to fade even more before reaching the new anchorage.

Ngoma is back in her usual place now, all quiet on this western front.  Sun shining, crew joking again, much less anxious and lighthearted!

Hope you are all enjoying calm environments, wherever you are.

…………aaand……… we’re back again!

By / 27th May, 2017 / Daily Life Onboard / No Comments

Lost and found – I am able to use my e-mail again.  Looking forward to hearing

from you.

 

 

 

St. Lucia to Grenada … and off again

By / 12th April, 2017 / Uncategorized / No Comments

 

From Jambe de Bois on Pidgeon Island in St. Lucia to Prickly Bay in Grenada.

Robin and I had lunch with friends in Jambe de Bois, a unique place on St. Lucia.  We provisioned the boat, sailed to the Pitons, picked up our guests and headed for Grenada, via Bequia, Union Island, Tobago Cays.  Long trips at sea and days of snorkelling over the reefs and here we are again – in Grenada.

Once again, we will be sailing off and out of touch for a while, back at the end of April.

 

Back from Sailing again

By / 12th March, 2017 / Uncategorized / No Comments

At Anchor again, for a few more days, then off again.  Well, we wanted to have an interesting life and we certainly have.

Went to the cooking class at The Dodgy Dock on Thursday – Pumpkin soup was delicious and I learned some more about the local approach to cooking.

WAITING

By / 22nd January, 2017 / Guests / No Comments

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The boat, crew and water are all ready for our next visitors, who are flying to us at 0730hrs Grenadian time, landing here at 2015hrs.  Long flights.  Rest and recuperation waiting.

Back on-line at the end of the month when we return.

TOBAGO CAYS

By / 17th January, 2017 / Daily Life Onboard / No Comments

TOBAGO CAYS

Love this place, Tobago Cays never fails to astound me.

Making our way back to Ngoma in the dinghy after snorkelling on the reef.

This was taken a couple of weeks ago when we swam with reef fish, rays and turtles.

 

CLOUDS

By / 17th January, 2017 / Weather / No Comments

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The sky has cleared since this was taken but I couldn’t resist the cloud formation.  Nice weather here, cooling a little, shorts and t-shirts instead of swimming costumes!  Loads of sun cream, sunglasses, the usual winter wear.