Monday, January 6, 2014

Author! Author!

Check out "The Sky at Night" column (page 35) in the January issue of
Caribbean Compass magazine.
Better yet, bookmark it so you can read it every month as Jim is the new author of this monthly column on Astronomy.

There is much to see in the night sky.  Just the other night, Jim had me up on deck at 2 a.m. to look for the Quadrantids meteor shower.  2 a.m.!  I must love him a lot!  Anyway, I'm very proud of him and I'm sure you'll enjoy reading about the sky at night.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Storm Strikes St. Vincent and St. Lucia

Were were awakened very early Christmas morning to thunder, lightening and heavy rain that continued for hours.  But luckily Grenada was spared the worst of the storm.  On the islands of St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica, a storm that one news report called a low-level trough or hurricane swept through the area causing flooding, washing out bridges, and destroying roads and banana plantations.  At least 23 people are confirmed dead and several are still missing.

Any cruising boats traveling through the area are encouraged to drop off bottled water, old sails or tarps that can be used to cover damaged roofs, gas or diesel fuel and any other donations.

We have spent a lot of time in St. Lucia, Dominica and the Grenadines.  They are beautiful islands with wonderful people. 
Our heart goes out to those affected.  

*photos courtesy of The Epoch Times