"Not only is the universe stranger than what we imagine,
it is stranger than what we can imagine."
Sir Arthur Eddington

Kalunamoo in Prickley Bay, Grenada

Mother's Day

  •  5/12/2019
  •   whwsailboat
  •    views
Throughout history, mothers have been celebrated in various ways. Notwithstanding the present notoriety of the Mother of Dragons, we all feel that motherhood is beyond reproach, as well it should be. The modern American version was formalized by Anna Jarvis of West Virginia. She so popularized the celebration of motherhood that it became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Of course, it didn’t go as she envisioned, as it evolved into a very successful commercial enterprise for florists, greeting c...
 Read More
National Speedway, 1970

Half a Century

  •  5/6/2019
  •   whwsailboat
  •    views
Fifty years seems like a long time. Fifty years ago, only Dick Tracy had a wrist watch that could communicate. Automobiles shouted how powerful their engines were while gas mileage was almost down to single digits. The counter culture was feared to be ushering in an America with blasphemous values. The medium was the message of the New Age. The times were a-changing and those 20 somethings laid plans for a new beginning. The closest thing to Google was the Whole Earth Catalogue while Steve Jobs ...
 Read More
The Admiral at Grand Anse, Grenada

The Admiral Returns!

  •  4/30/2019
  •   whwsailboat
  •    views
Maureen flew black to re-join Kalunamoo here in Grenada. After a month on “medical leave” she is feeling better. The severe pain in her knee that kept her from walking any distance at all is gone. Cortisone injections reduced the inflammation that caused the pain but the underlining problem of a “bad back” remains. In addition, the anticipated hip replacement surgery remains to be accomplished this summer. I’m glad she is back on board not the least of which is because of my limited cooking skil...
 Read More
Entering Port Elizabeth

Sailing South

  •  4/21/2019
  •   whwsailboat
  •    views
Our daughter Melanie and son-in-law Dave flew down to Martinique to stay on board for a week while we explored Martinique. That was the plan. Things change as Maureen had to fly to New York for medical issues and we had to have a new generator installed in St Lucia. Instead of a week on one island the plan changed to a five-day jaunt down the Grenadines starting in St. Lucia. As all cruisers know sailing between islands is always more pleasant when the right “weather window” opens. Although the...
 Read More
New 6K Northern Lights Generator

Four Weeks Later

  •  4/8/2019
  •   whwsailboat
  •    views
No miracle transpired. The new generator was installed and running four weeks after it was ordered. Ok, so it twice as long as “quoted” but I expected that. On island time, “two weeks” is closer to four weeks on the calendar. Actually, I think that most boat work anywhere in the world is done on “Island Time”. There are exceptions, like the time we needed to repair Kalunamo’s keel in St. Thomas. That took over a week but that was about what was quoted. The good news is that the generator is wor...
 Read More
Kalunamoo in Rodney Bay Marina, St. Lucia

Some Times it Rains

  •  3/19/2019
  •   whwsailboat
  •    views
And some times it pours. Since 2011 we have been living aboard and cruising and we have not had any major disruption in our plans due to illness or major boat problems. We have been very fortunate in that regard as we know many who have not been so fortunate. I suppose that as time goes on, and the older we and Kalunamoo get, the likelihood of that changing increases. Well, we did hit some of that disruption. Previously on the Blog, as TV series often begins, Maureen was dealing with some sort ...
 Read More

Current Blog Article: Mother's Day