Spreader light fixed

Thanks to Tom and Sabrina on Honey Ryder for their help in getting this done. I think a halyard must have caught the light in the high winds and pulled it off the spreader. A drill and a couple of rivets appears to have it under control.

Rum Shack Run

Saturday was a Rum shack crawl/run… Never did one of these… It started at 3:00pm. I drank too much too quickly. I spent $42EC on beer by 5:00PM and had to switch to water, but it was too late… Yes, by the time the hit the last shack (a couple of pints of water later) could no longer stand up. Many Thanks to my cruiser friends that kept me safe. Next time I'll have to eat first and then alternate between beer and water. Overall, IT WAS A BLAST… I had a great time until I could no longer stand up… and then I still was enjoying it…. Lots of H2O and no hangover the next day, but hurting in a few spots from falling down a few times…

The snubber broke one strand this morning

Given all the strong winds the snubber was under a lot of strain and this morning one strand snapped. I pulled it off and replaced it with the 3/4" bridle. This should take the strain of the wind. Now I have to pull out my Marlinspike to see how to spice a new three strand onto the snubber hook. I never remember if you start with "A" or with "C". I only do this about once a year so it sure is nice to have the Marlinspike book.
I went to town this morning to extend my Visa and I have to go back this afternoon when the lady that has the "stamp" is there to pick up my documents.
Sunny with 5min showers a few time a day, but very cold at night, 77F. I know that 77F does not sound cold to most of you, but after you've being in the tropics for this long, it is WINTER to all the tropical folks down here. I have to cover up a night even if the hatches are close.

The "french acrobats" provided entertainment for Mardi Gras

The puppies and I have seen them before on Hog Island. They are fun to watch. Today they anchored a boat right off the Whaleboner pier and setup for their show. It was amassing the things she was doing while hanging from a rope. Later they used the whisker pole and swing for some other acrobatics.

Ticks in SVG

My dogs get three or more ticks each week. They are on meds so the ticks die after the bite them and are easy to remove. I'm not sure if they are getting them from the beach or from our walks into town. All the same I don't like it and I check myself each day for ticks, none found on me, so it appears these ticks only like dogs.
Blowing 20+ Kts today for most of the day. It is going to be that way until Wednesday.