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

Kalunamoo in Rodney Bay Marina, St. Lucia

Some Times it Rains

  •  3/19/2019
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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 ...
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Could the residents of St Pierre could have used a Futurist to warn of the eruption of Mt. Pelee, Martinique?

The Futurist

  •  3/10/2019
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I never thought to be a futurist when I was growing up. Engineer, weatherman, beach comber were some of my interests but futurist was not one of them. Didn’t even think of that, although tangentially did look into magicians, mentalists and the black arts of stage craft. But I just read an article in the New York Times (failing?) written by Amy Webb who is not only a futurist but a quantitative futurist. She is the founder of Future Today Institute. Apparently, she is a lot younger than I, so may...
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The Emeral Pool and Beyond

  •  3/5/2019
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We sailed from The Saints to Dominica with the strong easterly trades. Of course, around the ends of the islands the winds “compress” and seeing winds near 30 kts is not unusual. As Chris Parker would report, it was “salty sailing”. But we had no problems and we took a PAYS mooring in Portsmouth and planned a short visit before sailing further south to Martinique. Of course, the trades continued blowing pretty good so an extended stay in Dominica was warranted. We did want to get to Martinique ...
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The Pharmcaie in The Saints, Guadeloupe, F.W.I.

Docteur

  •  2/18/2019
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“Aller chez le docteur or le medecin (I need to see a doctor).” A concern of many of our non-cruising friends, or those sailors considering a “cruising life style”, is the question of what to do when you need a doctor. Back home, it was simple, go see your GP. Living on a boat, in a foreign country, or out at sea, it is not so simple. In a foreign country you may even have a language problem. In the eight years of cruising and living aboard we have been fortunate not to have any serious emergen...
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A Little Green Flash

  •  2/6/2019
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On top of a cement tower on the French island of Marie Galante, Guadeloupe, West Indies, sits a light that, for sailors, marks the town of St. Louis. It is a diminutive structure. It is not a great noble lighthouse that captures the imagination, or love, that so many people hold for these structures. It is not a famous Eddystone perched on a wave swept rock outcropping in the North Sea nor the tall diamond painted Hatteras light that marks the grave of countless hulls swept up on Diamond Shoal. ...
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Anchored in the Grenadines

Freedom of Navigation

  •  1/31/2019
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A frequent question asked by our non-boating, non-cruising friends is where do we go each night to sleep on the boat? What they assume is that we go to a marina each night. That becomes very expensive. When we tell them we anchor out, they are surprised that we can do that at will and at no cost! From the standpoint of a non-boater that is surprising. Whenever they go away, the cost of hotel, motel or even a camp ground is not free. Even if they don’t go away, they have a mortgage or rent or rea...
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WOW.  What a couple of weeks.  LizAnn and I are keeping you guys in our prayers.  We hope that everything works out and Kalunamoo is back next season better than ever.

 Mulvany, Gregory  3/26/2019

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