Category: Caribbean

Errands and Extremes on Island-Time

I was once asked by a family member who had no idea what cruising life was like, “What do you do all day long…?” I think she was imagining that we sit around drinking margaritas while swinging in a hammock or something, the way it was asked. In many ways it’s a charmed life with occasional adult beverages and hammock swinging; in… Read more →

Le Joie de Vivre, New Years Resolutions, Rainbows & Beyond!

Recently, my seemingly fruitless pursuit to learn how to speak French, my struggling inner-student who wants to learn and remember history, and my desire to have a mariner’s geographical photographic memory, feel mildly quelled and a bit inspired by a small purchase. We’re back in the Caribbean and on a French-speaking Island as I write, where I bought a bilingual… Read more →

Parlez-vous français?

DO I SPEAK FRENCH, you ask? Oui, un petit, petit (petit) peu!  We’ve returned to the Eastern Caribbean after 4 hurricane seasons in the Northeast and 1 in Georgia. Until we landed in the Spanish Virgins, we hadn’t realized how much we’d missed the weather, good vibes, great sailing, laid back lifestyle, swimming off the boat, fresh tropical fruit and… Read more →