Sunday, August 29, 2010


He had to go and say it had been a quiet hurricane season. Well the Cape Verdes hurricane gun has just got into rapid fire mode and we have three on the go.

Danielle missed, Earl is going to scare the Northern Leewards and who knows about the one 2000 miles East.

Still the models show a generally WNW track for it once it gets going so no panic yet.


I dinghied round to Woburn today to get some books and passed through Hog Island anchorage and it was good to see that it is not all manicured grounds and houses no local can afford.

Rodgers beach bar is still going strong. I will take Gisela there for one of their famous "Oil Downs".

Grenada's national dish is called "oil-down". It�a simple, delicious and robust dish, which is very popular in local restaurants. It's a hearty one-pot meal (think stew) of salted meat, chicken, dumplings, breadfruit, callaloo ((KAL-la-loo) - made from young dasheen leaves) and other vegetables. The whole thing is stewed in coconut milk, herbs and spices to add even more flavour.

Prickly Bay where I have been hanging out has mostly a particular flavour of boat types, newer boats being actively cruised,

Hog Island has some floating homes, some in need of paint and some which may never see another port.

Made a new friend at lunch today. I think her name is mooch. She is soo cute I could have stolen her for my ships cat.

I missed the sunset tonight but the moonrise was impressive.

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