|Northern Star under sail approaching |
Bequia, (BEK-way) 2018
|Photo taken near Kennedy Space Center|
before crossing the Gulf Stream the first time. 2016
|Some of our dog friends and their humans in Duluth. 2017|
|Long-time friends at their |
cabin in Canada. 2017
Previously, I had secretly pooh-poohed the concept of selecting “Like” on a FB post. But once living aboard, all of those “Likes” meant that someone was thinking about me and that felt really good. I was still connected. And I, in turn, enjoyed thinking about each of those folks individually.
|Five of my six siblings, 2015|
|A visit with Carl's cousins and a sister in |
Portland, ME 2016
|Friends in Duluth who allowed|
us to rent their lake cabin before
moving aboard our boat in 2015
|Thanksgiving with new friends on Lubbers' Quarters,|
in the Abacos, Bahamas, 2016
|This merry band of Halloween revelers became|
friends. Note the "parrot" resting on
pirate's shoulder. Hampton, VA. 2017
|Women friends in Fort de France, Martiinique|
celebrating Carnaval. 2018
We offer up spare boat parts when we can. We offer to come aboard and help each other with tasks. That’s just the way it is between sailors.
|Hiking friends and jokesters, Bequia. 2018|
|English sailors shared our tour of Dominica. |
I ended the story by relating that when the ermine returned for a second “visit” we of course, were compelled to name him. Before the ermine's name escaped my lips, she exclaimed presciently, “Herman!” Which of course, was correct! What else could it be?
|Stephanie & Greg have arrived! Bequia. 2018|
The four of us laughed and I knew in that instant we were friends. We’ve kept in contact with those friends all winter and we are going to see them again soon. They have been clawing their way across the entire Caribbean toward us and we are waiting like children at Christmas for the arrival of Lulu.
|A circus on the water. Audience rafted up on dinghies to |
watch. Le Marin, Martinique. 2018
|A "Dinghy Drift" before sunset. We attach our dinghies together and float wherever the wind|
takes us, while sharing snacks and beverages. Carl and I are in the tan dinghy. Bequia, 2018
|A hike on Bequia. One of the Grenadine |
|Racing in the Easter Regatta on Allegro. |