Monday, April 10, 2017

First Annual Grenada Invitational Track and Field Meet.

The Kirani James Stadium

Opening Ceremony begins with the Tivoli drummers.

The Grenada Police Band

Ready for the meet to begin?  Perfect seats in the fourth row above the finish line.

Pre-race jitters.

Kirani James in lane 4.

Post race cool down.

Asafa Powell.

LaShawn Merritt being interviewed by ESPN.

The Closing Ceremony.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Dove Sanctuary

Build a gate! That will keep them out. Or we could walk around it like everybody else. The 6.5 mile hike from Prickly Bay through the dove sanctuary.

Met Simon as he was bringing his cattle to the well.

 The bridge to Hog Island.

Abandoned Cuban gunboats.

The route taken through the dove sanctuary.

Monday, March 27, 2017

From Sunrise to a Sunset

Green Flash over the Caribbean.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Splicing an Eye

The first step in doing any boat project is finding the proper tools.
That means completely emptying the lazarette because they are always on the bottom.

One hour later I find the tool.

Using a splicing needle to splice a shackle into a halyard.

The core in this line (Marlowbraid) is slippery and difficult to work with. I use a slevagee hitch (the red line) to get a grip on it.

It requires a great deal of pressure to pull the needle and core through the braided cover. One end of the line is connected to a winch and the other to a cleat. Start cranking!

Work the last bit of core manually and

there it is.

Finished and it only took a few hours.

Then there are a few other projects.

Finding and double patching 3 dinghy leaks that mysteriously showed up one day.

Checking the fresh water impeller and greasing it before its first use of the season.

The only access to check the oil levels on the dipstick.