BARBECUE We were tucked up in the anchorage in Deshaies with a sundowner to hand when I suddenly noticed a floater in my G & T. Closer examination showed it to be a shred of burnt paper or something similar. A wider examination showed that the entire boat was covered by greasy shreds of burnt something or other. Yes the boat upwind was having a barbecue. I don't know what he was burning but we were getting the fallout. Deciding not to remonstrate with him that night I left it to the morning but he left early. Ah well, it cleaned off easily with some seawater and a deck scrubber.
BIRDS We visited the world famous Jardin Botanique in Deshaies and soon I found myself very popular with the birds. Mind you it might have been something to do with the mango I was holding.
We both liked these leaves which looked like they had another leaf painted on to them.
Which brings us neatly to DEATH IN PARADISE We found ourselves unwitting victims of the drama series about a detective inspector who is assigned to investigate a murder on the paradise island of Saint-Marie in the Caribbean, despite his hatred of sun, sea and sand.
So just another day in paradise slides in to the Caribbean sea as I check the fridge for the big decision of the day. WILL MY SUNDOWNER BE A G&T OR A RUM AND COKE. It is tough out here you know.