Coffee crisis in the making

Published: December 24th 2009
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Happy Christmas Eve and Happy Holidays one and all. Although we have been under a large cold front here, we have done some exploring. We asked directions to the local shopping area that was not the tourist area. Directions given were go west....we did that walking for about five miles. We finally found a bus stop and took the bus. Our mission was to find a replacement for our bodum. The glass bit has broken, we are nearly out of filters for our single cup brewer!! Coffee is very important for our mornings. We found the recommended joy. It is an odd thing but no grocery store we have been in sells filters, the hardware sells regular coffee makers, but no filters ( either permanent or paper), and no percolators. Very odd indeed. surely people don't have to fly to Florida to get these items. Not desperate yet, but soon.
Enough about coffee. Our mission today is to find a few modest Christmas items, we will NOT be roasting any turkeys, but will find a couple of holiday items for ourselves. We found a small outdoor market with fresh food available and have found the fish and conch sellers...not
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really walking distance as we discovered the other day. The transit costs $1.25 and consists of passenger vans. We have seen a couple of "altercations" regarding fares, interesting discussions. A local fellow has offered to take us around to see the sights, we will wait to do that until after our guests arrive tomorrow. Sounds like fun.
The recent highish winds have knocked power out in various places, and the small craft warning have been almost constant. When we leave this area there will be very few weather forcasts, so we will be contacting other cruisers for their information I suppose. Interesting to say the least. We know that northers follow SW winds in general so we will watch for that.
Hibiscus hedges and shrubs abound, bougainvallia shows its bright colours sea grape trees spread their shade everywhere. Plants we grow in pots at home are all over the place outdoors with vibrant splashes of colour and often in wild tangles. More types of palm tree than I can ever hope to identify.
More soon take care everyone.

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26th December 2009

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Hey Mark and Ruth: Good to hear Zoe and Maggie are there safe and sound. Thank you for your hospitality. Here's hoping you have a great adventure with them. We are looking forward to hearing all about the goings on on Witchcraft. Checked out your blog and am waiting patiently for the next entries. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you. Heavy rain here today on top of cold and snow. A real yuck day. Good thing there is lots of leftovers in the fridge to keep us occupied. Would not want to venture out in this mess. Wish we were there. Happy sailing to you. Chris and Deb
26th December 2009

Hi Guys ...Someone bought us a Stainless Steel French Press, works great and is also insulated. I find the glass crafts break often and the coffee gets cold really fast. Lovin my new coffee press, Debbie
29th December 2009

from ruth
Robert thanks for letting mom and jay on your pc. Let me know if I should add you to the email list. It will give them faster access to what we are doing.

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