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Profile Type:
Sailor
Homeport:
Road Harbour
Current location:
Discovery Bay, Jamaica
Destinations visited:
Grt. Lakes, E. Seaboard US, Chesapeake, Bahamas, DR, Turks & Caicos, PR, Spanish Virgins, USVI, BVI, St. Marin/Maarten, St. Kitt's/Nevis, Montserrat, Antigua, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Carriacou/Grenada, Trinidad, Venezuela/Los Testigos/Los Roques/Los Aves, Bonaire/Curacao....Jamaica
Looking to:
Currently in Jamaica enroute to Rio Dulce, Guatemala

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Grenada

Posted on August 28, 2010 at 9:44am 1 Comment

We arrived in Grenada 2 weeks ago and have been busy tracking down and fixing our gremlins. To date we have ordered our new jib, and finally have the freezer working again. Nutmeg icecream all round! One of the first things we look for on arrival...Grenada is the only place you will find nutmeg icecream, fantastic! We are presently on the lookout for some engine parts, a never ending battle no matter what island you are on. Sad to say Grenada is following suit with many of the other islands…

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Peace at last!

Posted on July 23, 2010 at 7:42pm 0 Comments

The past few weeks have been everything from ho-hum to downright explosive! Ho-hum is pretty self explanatory, explosive would be what happens when the clew tears right off the jib, the foot and leech open wide, and you still have 11 miles to make harbour in a 35knot blow and rather large steep seas! Just another day sailing in the caribbean during hurricane season! The sail got pieced back together, and (so far) has managed to hold together through a few more 30knot squalls. I guess my…

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At 5:37am on May 18, 2012, LOLA said…

Hi Val, long time since seeing you on thw site.  You been painting?

At 10:53pm on June 06, 2010, Tammy Snell gave Val a gift
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Hi Val, The people are the water are the best people around. At least that's the way I feel. :-)
At 2:06pm on May 11, 2010, Terri said…
Looks like he did a fine job too! Can't imagine what my two would do on a boat.. probably jump ship and swim to shore..lol
At 7:19pm on May 8, 2010, LOLA said…
Good to see you here
Please post your nautical art in the art group

http://seaknots.ning.com/group/artworkofboatsoceanseaandrelated
At 6:34pm on May 8, 2010, Terri said…
Need to get me one of those winch grinding kitties... mine are lazy i guess
 
 
 

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