Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Golden Sail

It's the best time of the year, the start of the summer season with many more evenings like this one to look forward to.... Life is Good.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Memorial Day dates to 1865 in Charleston, SC. Historians claim that the "liberated citizens" of Charleston held a very large memorial ceremony honoring the deceased Union POW victims of the horrific "Race Track POW camp". The ceremony was led by 3,000 black school children and was followed by some 10,000 parade participants. The famous 54th Massachusetts along with the 34th and 104th United States Colored Troops marched in the solemn ceremony. Much of this has been "lost" to history until recently. In 1868 the GAR (Grand Army Of The Republic) declared May 30th as "Decoration Day" when the nation (North and South) adorned veteran grave sites with flags and flowers. The tradition continues...

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Time To Say "Thank You"

Memorial Day Weekend: Maybe not to be "celebrated" but rather to express gratitude, to memorialize and to remember those whose sacrifices made all the difference.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

The unofficial kickoff to the summer season is underway. The buzz in the crowd seems to be one of relief over winter's final passing, seems as though the "winter to remember" is hard to forget.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Great South Bay May

The sunset on the Great South Bay has been elusive this month. As the holiday weekend approaches I am aware that the month has slipped by in a rainy and cloudy fashion. Last night's perfect weather was a treat and I couldn't resist the old "cheesy" sunset shot! :-)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Craving Warmth

I'm missing the Caribbean. I know it was a cold winter but this spring isn't up for any awards in my part of the world. Damp, dreary and cool continues here on Long Island.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Laughing It Up

Laughing gulls can be most entertaining with their aerial acrobatics and their apparent sense of humor. Something about being on the water and hearing their "ha, ha, ha" call that puts a smile on my face!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Double Trouble

From the Proud Grandpa Series of Photos: William and Gavin joined the family on April 26th keeping mom twice as busy and making grandpa twice as proud!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Misty Morning

There's a difference between "misty" and dank and dreary. Looking out my window at yet another damp rainy day on Long Island I can't help but remember a much more romantic BVI morning mist! :-)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Checking Us Out

Back on Long Island doing our post "slash" check out ride when this guy decided to come in close for an inspection!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Big Boys

Two very good reasons to avoid Tortola! Cruise ship crowds are an invansion of the tourists. :-)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Seaside Sunrise

Dawn of another day with the promise of a new Island full of joyful discoveries. Life is Good.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Caribbean Calm

Conditions for power cruising just don't get any better than this. However for our sail-boating companions the flat calm takes the wind out of their sails!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Monday, May 09, 2011

Waterside Table

What is it about getting a table with a waterside view when you are spending a week on a boat with a 360 degree unobstructed vista of the ocean?? I must confess that we did often "insist" upon getting that table "with a view". I suppose that even a week in paradise still has it's requirements. And yes...Life is Good! :-)

Saturday, May 07, 2011

The Baths

Virgin Gorda's iconic "Baths" is a geological wonder. The labyrinth of beach boulders and cave like trails is a major attraction (Yikes!). Beware of the cruise ship crowds... :-)

Friday, May 06, 2011

The Helm

No problems with visibility here! Our most useful piece of electronics, without a doubt, was the auto-pilot! :-)

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Last Light

For me, every sunset has it's own beauty. Some, however, leave a lasting impression and a smile on the memory.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Dotsy's Bakery

On the island of Anegada, a short taxi ride will take you to Dotsy's Bakery. On an island of 200 inhabitants, Anegada is home to seven churches ( Yes..seven, do the math!) and one bakery. Dotsy's sinful creations are worth the trip from the dock to the "Settlement". I highly recommend the guava pie. :-)

Monday, May 02, 2011

Moorings Power 474

Our condo on the water was complete with four staterooms and four heads. As three couples we managed to remain friends due to the ample room on the bridge, fore deck, main salon and the large aft seating area. Of course the lengthy cocktail hour also kept everyone in good humor. :-)

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Smile Guarantee

Add a camera, a boat, and a warm sunny day...And I've got one very happy lady! :-)