I have put the
position of Soufriere, a town and interesting area near the Pitons, just to give
a different point to Google Earth – it’s a bit South of here and we intend to
visit by bus either today or tomorrow.
We have moderate harbor rot setting in at the moment as it is difficult
to go anywhere by boat, as we have our forestay lashed up with a few pieces of
rope whilst we wait for a new fitting.
Hopefully, this will arrive by post from the UK in a few days. Thanks
Pete S for sourcing and sending.
It’s not that easy to get very far by bus, as they don’t often go to the
tourist attractions, just the nearby villages. Walking in the middle of the day is
exhausting, and the hire cars are pretty expensive. So here we are, stuck in the
Paula’s even given up on the idea of getting early parole, and might see it through until mid March.
Another recent addition to the Sea Gypsy life is SKYPE. Ben suggested we get hooked up as he plans to use it during his imminent travels with Charlie. They arrive here later this month, sail with us for 3 weeks then go on to S. America, Central America and Canada. Anyway, this has worked well so far and we have had animated conversations with Lucy, Peter & Lynne and Ben. If anyone out there has skype, let us know and we can talk. My skype name is plpascoe or search for Philip Pascoe. Paula is now hooked, so we may spend all day talking worldwide via the WWW instead of sailing. In fact we are not far from the ‘virtual world’ when we won’t need to travel or sail. Just log on, and request: Caribbean, hot, humid and washing machine (slow spin) – and you’re there. The only bit missing is the pain, the discomfort and most of the expense – now that’s Paradise!
Keep in touch- it’s tough out here in the sun
Cheers all, P & P
Pics: Soufriere & Pitons looking South; Soufriere looking North.
Drying & sorting Casava flour to make various cookies, e.g. with cinnamon, ginger etc.. I suggested adding cannabis (as if they didn't already).
Paula in the 'Office', wifi, internet, e-mails and now Skype - and still in that sexy nightie.
Diamond waterfall, seen one, seen 'em all.
Eve examining produce from the garden of Eden.
Morning repose - Caribbean research (James A Michener). Sorry about the stripes.