I have been in the cockpit tidying stuff up and doing a little woodwork here in beautiful Bequia but I have kept a camera to hand.
THESE KIDS WERE ABSOLUTELY HOONING THROUGH THE ANCHORAGE ON A J24 RIGHT ON THE EDGE OF CONTROL AT TIMES AS THE SQUALLS CAME IN
There are a lot of J24s racing in the Eastern Caribbean now with entries in the teens at some regattas.
Mind you somebody has just nicked one from Trinidad!
NOT EVERYBODY SAILS BIG BOATS
This grey haired gentleman spent the morning canoeing after his model sailboat.
WHAT'S IN A NAME
Did he really raid the coffee jar?
Built on the beach here in Elizabeth Harbour by 3 brothers back in the 60s and I think she was the biggest ever traditional Windward island schooner
She started her working life as the mail boat for The Grenadines, a cargo boat and then a ferry, running people and goods between Bequia and St Vincent.
Now that job is done by these much less romantic fellows while after a refit the Friendship Rose takes guests out on day charters.
As in Dominica boats of all sizes are hauled up on the beach for fettling. It is wonderful what some rollers, a group of strong island boys and some 151% proof local rum can do.
NOW FOR AN ONLY IN AMERICA MOMENT.
Enter Lauren Rosenberg, a Los Angeles native who found herself in Park City, Utah, on January 19, 2009. Rosenberg wanted to get from Point A to Point B and she chose to walk. Consulting Google Maps on her BlackBerry, she was given a walking route and she followed the directions closely, even though those walking directions included walking on a highway that has no sidewalks. Now Rosenberg is suing Google for her medical expenses and also for punitive damages because she was hit by a car.
She's suing Google because she chose to walk on a highway. Down the middle of it,. Rosenberg is also suing the driver who hit her.
FINALLY A SUNSET and ANOTHER WOODEN SCHOONER BUT THIS ONE BUILT OR RENOVATED AT GREAT COST