Three Gray Lines

Companies and capital operate internationally, often beyond the economic reach of any particular nation-state. People are pretty global , too, living lives that freely cross national borders Chrystia Freeland It is a  strange pastime, but  I’ve been looking at nautical charts lately. They are full of cryptic symbols and squiggly lines, all of which haveContinue reading “Three Gray Lines”

Rock Carvings

Our ancestors are totally essential to our every waking moment, although most of us don’t even have the faintest idea about their lives, their trials, their hardships or challenges. Annie Lennox The Petroglyphs I first visited this site near Reef Bay St John USVI in 2014 to find a young gentleman enjoying this serene spot.Continue reading “Rock Carvings”

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”

Ocean’s Seven

If you laugh, you think, you cry, that’s a full day. That’s a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you’re going to have something special . Jim Valvano Days spent on boat are almost guaranteed to be a full day . Ocean’s Seven is family oriented Beach Club with seasideContinue reading “Ocean’s Seven”

Leverick Bay

Every man should pull a boat over a mountain once in his life. Werner Herzog Let’s face it , if you’re in the islands chartering a yacht or God forbid piloting your own boat than you have likely already pulled that a figurative boat over the figurative mountain, either that or you have been very,Continue reading “Leverick Bay”

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”

Coming About

In the waves of change we find our true direction It has  been exactly  a  year, to the  day, since   we  returned  from the  islands and  our  giant  pair of  skis  to the   craziness of the   corona  virus  world.  I  only managed  to  get the little  skis  out on the snow once this  seasonContinue reading “Coming About”