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

Large Spaces

Small Spaces, Large Spaces, Outer Spaces

  •  9/20/2019
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Our two-month excursion away from Kalunamoo has ended and we returned onboard here in Trinidad. Maureen has had a very successful hip joint replacement (right hip) and did great in rehab. I had favorable reviews of ongoing medical issues. It was a mostly restful time, far removed from living on a boat, but all in all, we are good to go. Maureen is walking without any aid at all except she must be careful about dancing “twist and shout”. Unfortunately, she caught a bad cold just before we left wh...
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Boat Yard People

  •  7/9/2019
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“Welcome to The Daily Morning Cruisers Net! It’s 8AM on channel 68 and we give you the latest security, safety, weather, arrivals, departures and the week’s social calendar”. Think AM New York! The listeners call-in section offers help and advice on all sorts of questions. The Treasures of the Bilge section allows cruisers to exchange, barter or trade items from their boats. Hosted by a rotating cast of cruisers, of which I am one, I also give the weather twice a week. It’s the Morning AM show f...
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The Cavendish

The Monoculture of Life

  •  7/4/2019
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The ubiquitous Cavendish may be its downfall. Its asexual reproduction, that essentially clones offspring, is a godsend to fruit marketing departments worldwide. The almost perfect fruit that is instantly recognizable. It is also a godsend for the Fusarium Wilt. The habitat of Fusarium, the ground where the Cavendish flourishes, is immune to human intervention and so it lives in total bliss within that monoculture we cultivate. Monoculture seems to be what we aspire to or easily identify with. ...
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Kalunamoo on the Hard

Voyage Number 9

  •  6/20/2019
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Voyage Number Nine  (To the tune of Love Potion 9) with apologies to Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller We sailed Kalunamoo down, to the south You know the way that we, always do We had a trip down to 10 degrees North Sailing with the wind and Com_pleting number Nine I said we always come, this way We left last November and was, on our way Squalls sometimes had to block our way Had a few detours but that’s ok Com_pleting, number 9             That generator gave me whine             It s...
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At Port Louis Marina, Grenada

Security

  •  6/10/2019
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Voyage number 9 is nearing its completion as we ride on a mooring in Chaguaramas, Trinidad, awaiting our haul-out on Tuesday. After flying back to Grenada a week ago, we spent a few days in Port Louis Marina then moved the boat over to Prickly Bay. We said goodbye to the cruisers we knew there and set sail one pleasant afternoon to Trinidad. Since we like to arrive in port in the morning, we sailed from Prickly Bay at 4PM to arrive at 7AM in Chaguaramas. The last overnight sail on this voyage. ...
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Cruisers in Cars

  •  5/28/2019
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We are in New York for two weeks attending family and friends’ gatherings, a graduation, a milestone birthday, a wedding and other functions while Kalunamoo is berthed in Port Louis Marina in Grenada. We rent a car while here and reacclimatize ourselves to NY traffic but reminisce about Cruisers in Cars. Cruising around the Islands in our own boat does not preclude cruising on the Islands in autos. Yes, we cruisers are as interested in the interior of the Islands visited, as we are of the harbo...
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