The last Straw … in a good way

Attitude and enthusiasm play a big part of my life.I get excited about things that inspire me . Dwayne Johnson My sister in law, Nora , has accused me of being a rotating hobbyist . Mr. Webster says “a hobby is an activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure”, if this is soContinue reading “The last Straw … in a good way”

Guana Island

I think it’s my adventure, my trip, my journey, and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may. Leonard Nimoy This isn’t where we had planned to spend the night . Harbor A and harbor B were not feeling quite right. Being perhaps a little picky we moved on to findContinue reading “Guana Island”

Roar

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. Henry David Thoreau Back in the eighties when Tommy worked on the docks and Gina was working the diner all day , Joe the anonymous aquarium enthusiast was importing Indonesian lionfish. In a copycat reenactment of innocentContinue reading “Roar”

Woman Behind The Wheel

Maybe truth and compassion could become a new trend with a woman behind he wheel. Kelly Mcguire On christening day I was caught with deer in the headlights surprise when asked how this dream came to be. From my mouth came the words ” well, nobody said no” , I was of course thinking ofContinue reading “Woman Behind The Wheel”

Skinny Legs

Be content to progress in slow steps until you have legs to run and wings with which to fly.  Pio of Pietrelcina This in the dinghy dock in Coral Bay which is a few proverbial steps from the iconic Skinny Legs Bar and Grill. Google skinny legs and this establishment will be at the topContinue reading “Skinny Legs”

Nighttime at the Marina

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. Vincent Van Gogh SeaSea sits on the deck of SeaSea overlooking the CYOA dock with Frenchtown and St Thomas in the background. It is super nice to arrive a day before setting sail, visit a local grocery to provision,Continue reading “Nighttime at the Marina”

Reflections

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. Thomas Paine SeaSea motored into St. Thomas for the first time just a bit over 1 year ago , propelled by a pair of 50 horsepower Volvo Penta diesels quietly humming away . Her sails had yet to be rigged,Continue reading “Reflections”

Sugar

To understand the hidden secret of the modern industrial world in which I find myself, I have to return to another world. That world is at once wartime Nice and the plantation – the sugar isles on which Europe’s prosperity was built. J. M. G. Le Clezio When sailing the pristine waters of the Caribbean,Continue reading “Sugar”

Seaweed

I’ve always thought it’d be nice to be seaweed, kind of just floating about. Devendra Banhart Christopher Columbus, on his way to the Caribbean, sailed through the Sargasso Sea, which is named for the sargassum seaweed that collects in the North Atlantic as the result of circular sea currents. The name is from the PortugueseContinue reading “Seaweed”