May 2020

New car, boat car that is.


I just bought a new "car" aka dink

More details to come, but my old dink (i purchased used in St Martin) was from 1995 and it was not holding air, so I'm using the completely inflatable for the next week. I pick up my new car next week. I'll send pictures. She is an Italian made racing car ;) ha ha ha with a old 9.8HP outboard motor.

24hr Curfew ended Still have night time curfew

They are starting to relax the rules here in Grenada… It will be some time before things get back to normal. Today we were allowed on the beaches only in the morning. 6th apart and face masks. Still no public transportation and no inbound tourist.

Still in Curfew

Another weekend in Curfew…. PM is going to give a speech tonight at 8PM… I'll have to listen to see if anything is going to change in the next week.

Curfew Extended again

This time until May 12.
Neighbor called me on the radio the other day and said, "get out your sextant, the sun and moon are both up in the sky right now." For the past few days and at night I've been practicing navigation with the sextant. I've also learned how to use my StarFinder 2102-D and can site stars… the only horizon I have at night is to the south-east… So I have to use the StarFinder to see what will be rising at 10PM or 2AM in the area so I get an actual Horizon. Fun, first run I was 23miles off… two nights ago I was only 4 miles off!!! I have another book to read on this to better understand how to adjust for altitude vs Angle of the star.
Dink is on the deck as of last night. Repairs to a couple of leaks started this morning and will continue. Next a second coat on one patch and the stuff has to cure for 24 hours, then get painted to protect if form UV light. No where to go with the curfew…