Sorry for waiting 2 weeks since the last
blog - we've been quietly celebrating 25 years of togetherness, so we thought
we'd allow ourselves a little break.
We're still in Grenada and haven't really
moved very much since the last blog, but we have had 2 island tours and 2
hurricanes, so we can't complain. Felix came up out very suddenly and went over
Grenada whilst still a Tropical Storm (ie. not up to hurricane strength) but
there was warning the day before so everyone was prepared. We were in a very
comfortable anchorage (where we still are) - we managed about 50 knots of wind
which is fairly fresh.
Grenada is a very beautiful, interesting and
friendly island: we'll probably do more land-side tours later.
Well, no one guessed that the mystery photos
(last 2 blogs) were a CASHEW NUT. The photos were upside down from the way the
nut hangs on the tree: normally the 'cashew plum' is uppermost and attached to
the branch with the actual nut below it. We did also turn the actual nut so you
couldn't see the curve, but ... 'Must Try Harder' has to be the
So we reckon you all need a little
motivation for the next quiz. Since we're in celebratory mood and would be happy
to have you come out and see us, there are prizes...
RULES - This quiz is open to friends and
family only, since the first prize is two weeks sailing with
us in the Caribbean - including flight. We'll have a couple of runner up
prizes too - say a case of champagne (6 bots) each.
Each person is allowed only one answer (so potentially several answers per
household...) and all answers must be in by the end of the September. (Any
questions on rules by 15th Sept latest.) We'll publish the winners'
names and correct answers at the start of October.
The Silver Quiz
as text questions can easily be researched
on the internet these days, the quiz is mostly pictorial and we took all the
photos in the last 9 months. Questions relate to the picture underneath the
question text. Just provide a simple answer, we don't know the latin names for
all this stuff, just the ordinary local names.
Where was this pic taken ? (no points for on
board Blue Sky !! - we're talking geography here.) Some of the data is
misleading, so do your research carefully...
Identify this bird which is perched on our
pulpit (and has an unfortunate habit of poo-ing over the bow).
Where was this photo taken and what makes it
At the risk of being repetitive, where is
this photo? We need the actual island here.
Another identification pic - where is this
and and what movie made this location famous? (Oops, we're giving clues
What seed / nut / fruit is this ? What is
the story of its presence here in the Caribbean ?
What is this ?
Where is this ?
Please identify this bird and explain in
what characteristic is it the most extreme.
What the heck is this ?
Please identify this ... er...
And what on earth is this odd thing which
looks a bit like a weird mushroom, but isn't ?
This is not an avocado, but what is it and
what is it normally used for ? (a couple of possible answers on the usage, which
is a clue in itself !)
Please identify this fruit. (OK so we've
told you it's a fruit to make it easy...)
Please identify this tree / bush / shrub /
A nice easy identification to finish off the
pictures .... any ideas ?
not so much a question as a tie-breaker
(will anyone get full marks we wonder ?) and a bit of fun.
"I want to come sailing with George and
Michael in the Caribbean because..........."
Please complete as you see fit - extra marks
for wit and general hilarity; you don't need to be polite (as if) but
disqualification is possible for unprintable answers as this is a family blog
and we want to publish the answers in due course.
So we hope you all have some fun with that
and don't get into too much trouble with your better half or boss for wasting
too much time. We left out the impossible pictures and you know where we are and
what we've been doing, so you have lots of clues.
Good Luck !
George & Michael