Sunday, November 18, 2012

Jim's 2013 Calendar

Due to popular demand, (yes, we have been getting requests) Jim has put together a new calendar.  This will be his 3rd calendar and we appreciate hearing from all of you who have enjoyed seeing his beautiful photographs hanging on your wall.  Remember, calendars make a great gift!

The 2013 Boats and Beaches calendar is available at
Please note: there is a change to how Cafe press processes orders.  The form will ask you what month you want the calendar to begin.  If you don't select January, they will print it beginning with the current month and your calendar won't go through 2013.  Sorry, but they gave the option to the customer, not the photographer.

Christmas cards were also popular so this year there are 2 to choose from.

Hope you enjoy this year's images!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Welcome Home!

Welcome Home!
That's what the friendly man in Immigration said after clearing us into Grenada.
How did he know we weren't tourists here for vacation? 
Was it the numerous Grenada stamps in our passports?
Is it possible that he recognized us?
Perhaps it was the big smiles on our faces.

Merengue was waiting in Prickly Bay.
Home Sweet Home!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hurricane Sandy. In Milwaukee?

 This week, Hurricane Sandy devastated cities along the east-coast of the United States.
Millions of people are without power, many have lost their homes and the death-toll continues to rise.
Our thoughts are with them all.

Living aboard a sailboat has taught us to never underestimate the power of Mother Nature.  We live by the weather reports and where we go and what we do is determined by the predictions.

Milwaukee sits on the western shore of Lake Michigan and as we "cut our teeth" sailing on the Great Lakes we know how dangerous they can be.  It's 747 miles from New York City to Milwaukee and yet we were feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy.  Beachfront properties along the lakefront were filling sandbags and people turned out in droves to watch what Sandy created on Lake Michigan.  The weather buoy off of Milwaukee reported a 21.7 ft. wave at the peak of the storm.  

These are waves cascading over the break-wall at South Shore marina where we used to moor Merengue when we lived here.  I'll bet these boat owners are sorry they decided to leave their boats in a little later this year!

Hopefully this will be the last for this hurricane season.
Meanwhile, Merengue sits in 80 degree water in Grenada waiting for our return.