Martinique was the last of the French islands that we will be visiting this season. The Windward Islands run from Martinique to Grenada and were to be the easier ones to sail as we were now heading south. We left Trois Ilets in Martinique around 6AM on a Friday, June 10th and arrived in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia about 1PM. The wind started out light, but then built to 15 knots which was great. We ... Read Full Entry
Like so many others we love to travel and we love to sail so cruising makes a lot of sense. Janice has retired from Cornell as a business manager and Bob has retired from South Seneca school district as the high school principal. It's time to sell the house, get rid of whatever doesn't fit on our 40 foot Caliber LRC named Tsamaya (this means Travel Well in Setswana) and set off to see the world. Our reasons for publishing this blog is twofold, first to keep in touch with our friends and family and secondly to share our experiences. If you would like to receive notification when we have added ... full info
A helpful vendorWe finally got to see a close up of the callaloo leaf as shown by this very friendly vendor. Many chop it up and boil it to make a soup, however, we have had it made into fritters as well.
Fire or water?What looks like a fire tower is actually a water tower for collecting rain water for those dry times of year when it will be needed.
Police Headquarters in KingstonThe police station in Kingston is quite impressive. I tried to find the history from one of the police officers but he didn’t know it.
The British InfluenceThe British influence is still seen in the uniform’s worn by the police in St. Vincent.
Anyone for fresh fish?The local fisherman are able to sell their fish at this great market built by the Japanese. It was a very active place on Saturday morning. We were sorry we couldn’t buy any as we are working hard at emptying our freezer before putting the boat on the hard in Trinidad.
A beverage standInstead of a bottle you get a coconut handed to you so you can drink the coconut water. It was very refreshing and not very sweet.