Thursday, May 23, 2013
According to various books, my current anchorage, Deshaies (Guadeloupe) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deshaies) was a one of Pirate Blackbeard (Edward Teach) favourite hangouts. Just waiting for those Spanish Galleons to pass by…
Anyway, today was weather wise not such a good day, strong wind gusts and rain showers slamming through the small anchorage with about 20 sailboats.
So, what does one do.. Well, I had purchased sufficient wifi internet time at the Pelican Store (same place where you do the custom check in thingy) so I spent time looking for pirate related articles, and other internet related tasks. Still in St Maarten, I had purchased the BitStorm Wifi signal booster antenna. And I must say, that it indeed picks up and boosts the available internet signals. For some you still need login passwords, but visiting the signal provider, drinking a coffee and squeezing the waiter for the password usually works. So, in the comfort of the Onda Boa I have full internet access.
After lunch, went to shore and forgot that here they do things the French way: most shops etc are closed until 16:00 hrs..I wanted to visit the library, just to see if they have more documents regarding the pirate presence.
Anyway, went back to the boat, took Lucky for a swim…
Tomorrow, weather permitting will go to the small island group on the South West tip of Guadeloupe, Les Saints only 24 miles away.
Stay tuned for new updates..
In the mean time, be good
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
What else can you do when the sun is out, the water pristine clear and thousand shades of blue… yes, of course went to snorkel for a while in Little Bay, Montserrat. The waves make small caves, and just wanted to share those pictures with you…
More updates to follow, Guadeloupe, Les Saints etc etc…
So much to see, in so little (life) time…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Whilst enjoying an ice cold ‘Presidente’ (beer from the Dominican Republic),sitting on the veranda of the Soca Cabana Restaurant, Little Bay, Montserrat, I was introduced to a different way of walking the dog….(actually walking other animals as well)..
The dog owners keep the animals on a long leash and have the dogs swimming (tread milling) for say 10-15 minutes… By the looks of it, they(the dogs) are not so fond of this exercise.
So, to follow up, I had Lucky to join me for a swim, and she definitely doesn't like it (yet…).
More swimming for Lucky today…
All the best