Friday, December 27, 2013

Packet Party

It looked like a mini Island Packet rendezvous in Grenada over the Christmas holiday. 

Here are the crew from IP-460 Cutter Loose, IP-37 Dragon's Toy, IP-37 Starshine and IP-27 Merengue at the Boxing Day Cruiser's Pot-Luck and music jam at De Big Fish Restaurant.
Maybe IP stands for "Island Party"!
Party-on Packeteers!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

A Cruisers' Christmas

How do Cruisers spend Christmas?
Usually we gather for a pot luck on some one's boat.  A big boat!
For Christmas Eve this year we decided to do something a little different and held a lobster barbecue on the beach.

Hope on S/V Starshine placed an order with some of the local fisherman who brought us about 60 lbs of lobster tails.  That's Hope with a lap full of lobster as she and Phyllis prep the tails.  Everyone brought a starter or side-dish to complete the feast.

Who's that cruising across Prickly Bay?  I told you Santa loves the Caribbean.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

All I Want For Christmas.......

..... Is A Boat That Floats!

We finally made it!  We launched Merengue on December 23rd.
With weeks of work and repairs behind us we are looking forward to life on the water again.

This is Merengue being transferred from the boatyard to the travel lift,

and from the travel lift to the bay.

And we're home again in Prickly Bay, Grenada.  From our house to yours
Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Caribbean Rum and Beer Festival

Last year we arrived in Grenada 1 day after the Rum and Beer Festival.
We missed it by 1 Day!
Jim was not going to let that happen this year!

In addition to the rum tasting there were culinary students preparing food with rum.
There was rum cake, rum balls, coconut shrimp with beer and chicken and beef  flambe with rum.

Jim makes it a point to taste new rums where ever we travel and we had already tasted most of the rums at the festival but it was still fun.

Here I am pretending that I don't know anything about El Dorado Rum so I can get a sample of the El Dorado 15 year old.  Smoooooooth!  We highly recommend it!

Grenada produces a number of good rums.
Another good reason to visit!