Saturday, November 18, 2017

Visit to St. Kitts and south

I've been chastised by a loyal reader for not blogging. Guilty. Not sure how time got away on me like that. It's not like we've been too busy. Part of it is that we spend most of our days dealing with the suffocating heat. Sitting with a computer in my lap, moving my fingers causes me to break out in heat blisters.

We've been slowly restoring the boat to working order, but in the heat, we're not getting chores done as fast as we might. Pam has waxed the entire boat and her legs. I've tinkered with some small chores, put lines in place, fiddled with the solar panels. Drinking a lot of beer!

We have been in Hermitage Bay for most of our time. Great internet, nice beaches and good swimming. The breeze keeps us cool for the most part but you can really understand why southern cultures invented the afternoon siesta. It's just too dammed hot to do anything energetic.

Pam made a new cover for this old seat... like new again!

Pam looking for shell treasures

Me on the same beach

Have enjoyed our lunches, happy hours and dinners with Sid and Cate on Quest so it felt a little weird to leave them. BUT... they have some Antigua things they want to do and we decided that we need to deliver a bottle of indian hot sauce to our friend, Brianna from Abbotsford.

Sid made me a pre-birthday dinner

And then Pam made my birthday lunch!
Brianna was going to medical school in Dominica when Maria decided to pass through. She spent the night in her bathroom with several friends as the category 5 hurricane ripped off the roof and blew through the doors and window. Not many people can claim to have survived a cat 5... but Brianna can.

So Ross University extracted all their students and sent them home for a short period. And then brought them all to St. Kitts where they are living on a (not the top of the line) cruise ship while they take classes. Hoping to move back to Dominica soon.
Arriving St. Kitts

We sailed over yesterday with the wind dropping and dropping until we had to motor. The plan is to visit here for a couple of days and then head south to Nevis, Montserrat, Guadeloupe before heading back to Antigua

Streets of Basseterre

Same

View of Blue Pearl from the marina office

Brianna's cruise ship/home moved over to the cruise ship dock
St. Kitts and Nevis courtesy flag

A couple of Wahoos and a Mahi

Our lovely guest

Mmmmmm dinner

Not sure what this is...
So we are looking forward to connecting with Brianna.

Such fun!!!

2 comments:

  1. About time! I can almost feel the chill induced ache in my joints disappear reading about the heat. Brianna’s temporary home looks better than I anticipated. Say "hi" from us.

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  2. Hope Brianna will set up a practice in Abbotsford! She will have a Booming business with all of us Baby Boomers!

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