We had a beautiful strip loin in the freezer that we were dying to eat. Pam made the rice/noodle concoction and when it was my turn to grill the steak to perfection... we ran out of gas. No self-respecting steak cooker uses a microwave... so we used the waffle iron.
Perfect!!! Although Pam was unusually mean and disrespectful as she went through the clean-up procedure.
|New York Belgian Waffle steak.|
Quest (Sid and Cate) hauled last week. We were able to help a little bit but mostly take advantage of their condo near the Jolly Harbour haul facility.
|Whoa - staying in here for a while!|
|It's the day before the day before haul-out. Let's celebrate!|
|Steak? I like steak!!!|
|Quest, Aviva and Blue Pearl enjoying Jolly Harbour condo air conditioning.|
|Put to bed|
|Harry and Maryke from Holland - hauling soon, too.|
On Thursday we had an absolutely super day with friends from a cruise ship.
It was my great privilege to work with Soraya in my last years in education. While I was there, she was the heart of the school academically and spiritually. She is on leave, and just happened to be in Antigua on our last day before getting ready to haul.
Picked them up in the morning and did a little tour from St. Johns down to Jolly Harbour. Then back to Deep Bay for a hike and a much needed "bob" in the bay. There is no wind right now and it is hot as blazes. The time flew by - as did the boat drinks and before we knew it... it was time to deposit them back at the boat.
|Serenade of the Seas|
|Blue Pearl from the Fort Barrington look-out|
|Bye - loved having you aboard|
|Lovely Davis Bay|
All hell breaks loose tomorrow when we haul around noon. In the scorching heat of the afternoon we need to flush the main engine with fresh water, knock a few barnacles off the bottom, clean the prop and all the other things that can't be done while we are in the water.
|Chasing a wayward flip-flop in a motor-less Murphy|
|Folding the staysail|
|Changing the oil in Yan Diesel|
|High maintenance - I mean the varnish on the bowsprit.|
So we will haul, Pam will attack all the remaining tasks and I'll try to keep cool somewhere in the shade. Spending more and more time thinking about our parallel universe back home with kids, grandkids and friends! Woop, woop!
More when we are out of here!