Saturday, July 25, 2015


A strong tropical wave blew through Grenada today and in one of the squalls several boats dragged.

All were rescued and re-anchored.

The one that caused me to stay on Elephants Child with fenders at the ready had the owners return at speed and they soon got the engine going and dealt with the problem.

Lots of time on the net today as the rain has kept me down below. I came across this.

Only in America moment.

The US government has forced a skating rink to have handicapped parking spots and Braille on the ATM machines.

Mind you you can be registered as blind and hence disabled and still hold a driving licence in the USA.

Only in America.


  1. Blind and a driving license also is/was true in the UK. A lady with tunnel vision registered blind with < 10% vision has a license and drives. Scary.

  2. On the other hand a disabled person with good eyesight could drive a car with handicapped controls and take their children or other skaters to the skating rink. Think of disabled veterans with no legs. A blind person may want to accompany others to the skating rink. The blind person would probably prefer to join the group, rather than be left home alone.