The answer to the first question usually involves a response about walking down a street in a big city and getting mugged, and not going near Africa. The answer to the second question will unfold as we go forward, but I can say that over the last few days I have fallen into bed every evening with sore feet, an achy back and a good feeling that we have accomplished something. Maybe not much on the scale of what we would get done in a day pre-boat, but nonetheless stuff has been done.
|Our new nav-station stool that can double at the dining table.|
|New shelf was definitely not a rectangle, and notice the shiny new hinges.|
|Three cranes busy unloading Asiatic Wind. Our shipment is in one of those containers.|
Today, after a long walk to the K-Mart and Fruit Bowl grocery store (the K-Mart is reported to have good hand tools but that would be the bigger one in the middle of the island), we are doing something we have never done down here before ... Laundry! We were all ready to set off sherpa-style up the road when Jay made the brilliant suggestion of taking the dinghy around to Crown Bay where they have a laundry at the marina. Much more pleasant to head off across the bay rather than up the busy noisy road. I'm not accustomed to laundromats since like most Canadian homeowners, I couldn't live life without a big maximum capacity washer & dryer. For $7.75 I can wash a load and get 30 minutes of dry-time which seems reasonable, but what do I know?
|The waterfront walk of Charlotte Amalie - cars everywhere you look on shore.|
We're quite excited about the coming weekend. We found out that it is the reknowned Foxy's Catfight Races this weekend. Foxy's, the legendary bar of the BVI holds this race every year for catamarans but has now opened it up to one-legged cats (monohulls) as a separate class. The party on Saturday night has a Halloween costume theme and the races are all for fun. We've been asked in the past if we would ever participate but we've just never managed to be down here at this time of the year. This year there is no excuse. So, we may be offline for the next few days if we head up to Jost Van Dyke. Cheer us on, although our goal will most likely be just to make sure we're not last across the line.
We just picked up online news and heard of the crazy day of shooting in Ottawa, absolutely horrific and hard to believe this has happened.