Cactus – Bonaire Pt 1

IMG_2662For a small island Bonaire packs a big punch. Not only is there fabulous diving all along the leeward (west) coast, but it’s also one of the most fascinating and interesting places we’ve visited because of it’s history and the diversity of cultures, landscapes, wildlife, and activities. Oh, and did I mention the cacti? Lots and lots and LOTS of cacti, which will feature later in the blog… Continue reading “Cactus – Bonaire Pt 1”

The Birds – Aves de Barlovento

IMG_2451This is why we go cruising. To see those small corners of the world that are still pristine and mostly unscarred by mankind’s heavy footprint. Those places that you can’t get to by plane, or car, or cruise ship, only by private vessel. There can’t be too many left in the world, so when you come across them it’s a rare and special privilege. Aves de Barlovento is one of those places. Continue reading “The Birds – Aves de Barlovento”



Evil Rum - so many choices
Evil Rum – so many choices

Rumnesia Noun: Definition; Memory loss caused by imbibing large quantities of Rum of the Caribbean type

Origin: 2015 Alcoholic liquor or spirit distilled from molasses or some other form of sugar cane product purchased from a Caribbean Rum Bar. Continue reading “Rumnesia”

Sugar N’ Spice – Grenada

The roadside spice shop with bags and bags of fresh cinnamon
The roadside spice shop with bags and bags of fresh cinnamon

“God gives everyone sometink, Man. Grenada got spices and water”. So said our tour guide “Yellow” when we did our island tour. Actually, I think Grenada got a lot more than that. It’s another wonderful island with a rich history, an abundance of lush tropical vegetation, its’ own rum distillery and cocoa processing factory, restaurants galore, and the friendliest of people. Continue reading “Sugar N’ Spice – Grenada”