Week 4: "Maybe we should go to the Pacific..." stated Mark recently, growing a bit tired of the (Eastern) Caribbean. Food for thought, especially when I thought I would need two years to convince him!
Week 5: The perfect weekend - Friday night: martinis with cruising friends, Saturday night: local party with cheap drinks, free local food, great hospitality and making Grenadian friends, Sunday: delicious brunch (potatoes, bread fruit, bacon, eggs, toast, cheese and mimosas) on Irie with cruising friends, afternoon at local/mixed party on the beach and dinner (fajitas) on Irie with cruising friends!
Week 6: Not again!!!
(Tip: It involves a lot of money, sweat, mosquitoes, work and tiredness -- We hoped not to do this for at least another year!)
Week 7: "Silicone is like medicines... it is out of date by the time you need/use it and doesn't work properly!"
Week 8: I am ready for a vacation (= relaxation and exploration)!
Week 9: “Don’t worry about me. I am in personal communication with God!”
(Answer from one American -female- cruiser to another cruiser who inquired how she and her husband were doing after having dragged on shore during "the big Grenadian squall".)
Week 10: "In Grenada, you don't take "contraceptive pills" for birth control, you take "Family Planning Pills"".
Week 11: "An indication of whether you start a day good or a bad is the realization of whether you WANT to get up or NEED to get up."
Week 12: "The more you want something, the less likely it will happen! (Especially if it is weather dependent...)"
Week 13: "Planticipation: On a boat, you planticipate. A plan never works out and anticipation always fails and leads to disappointment, so, while sailing around and living on the water, it’s all about plantification: you plan and anticipate, fully knowing that whatever you hope for will not happen and whatever happens is how it will be!"
Week 14: "Leaving the familiar, heading for the unknown..."
Week 17: "Back from vacation to civilization. "
Week 19: " It's been one year since Darwin departed our lives. We still think about him every day and miss him loads..."
Week 20: " December, a month of sorrow, every year! My thoughts are with my family... "
Week 21: "New places, new faces, new cultures, new adventures..."
Week 22: "To all the readers of It's Irie: Have a wonderful and merry Christmas with special gifts and lots of love!!!"
Week 23: "Back in Panama; by boat this time! Who would have guessed?"
Week 26: "Feeling quite good about our boat life now: perfect weather, great sailing, a beautiful region -as tropical as it gets- and "enough" internet to get that part of life going as well! :-) Who wants to come visit?"
Week 27: "On a sailboat boredom equals laziness, since there is always something to do, fix, research, buy, explore, clean, wash, cook, organize, prepare, ... How can any cruiser ever get bored?"