At School in the islands

Posted by on Jan 24, 2007 in amanzi, blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
At School in the islands

Kim 01/24/2007, Salt Whistle Bay, Grenadines Well folks it’s official, David recently graduated from SCUBA school and is now a Dive Master! This is a wonderful accomplishment for someone who has been dreaming of SCUBA diving since he was a teenager in South Africa. Many thanks to JP at LUMBADIVE in Tyrell Bay, Carriacou who guided ...

Christmas in Carriacou

Posted by on Dec 23, 2006 in amanzi, blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
Christmas in Carriacou

12/23/2006, Tyrrell Bay, Carriacou We’ve been here in beautiful Tyrell Bay on the tiny island of Carriacou for more than a month, now. You can tell we really enjoy it as we’ve been here twice since June. For me, it’s so much like home in Newfoundland. People are warm and friendly and the pace of ...

Going to school at sea

Posted by on Dec 5, 2006 in blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
Going to school at sea

Kim 12/05/2006, Tyrell Bay, Carriacou, Grenada Our Floating Classroom Project is a virtual classroom – you’re learning about the sea and sailing by following us on the internet. Imagine, for a minute, going to school on a ship AT sea. That’s exactly what a group of 25 students are doing onboard the sea school vessel Corwith ...

A whale’s world

Posted by on Oct 18, 2006 in amanzi, blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
A whale’s world

Kim 10/18/2006, Hog Island, Grenada I’m thirty feet underwater and I should be thrilled. But all I can hear is Darth Vader breathing in my ear. There’s water in my mask and it’s going up my nose. I’m scared to death my mask is going to get kicked off, accidentally, by another diver. All I ...

450 pounds lighter

Posted by on Sep 25, 2006 in blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
450 pounds lighter

Kim 09/25/2006, Hog Island, Grenada The Caribbean – blue skies, clear water, white sandy beaches…and garbage. And that’s why Cruisers, cub groups, pathfinders, university students, youth and church groups, local businesses and rotary group members all pitched in to take part in the annual International coastal clean-up sponsored by The Ocean Conservancy based in Washington, ...

Back to school on a boat

Posted by on Sep 17, 2006 in blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
Back to school on a boat

Kim 09/17/2006, Hog Island, Grenada The Grenadian summer is winding down. Local mini-van buses are crowded with school children in their crisp, clean uniforms and shiny new shoes. Here at the anchorage in Hog Island, you will see swimming costumes instead of school uniforms, but there still is a change in routines for three families ...

August is the time

Posted by on Aug 15, 2006 in blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
August is the time

Kim 08/15/2006, St. Georges, Grenada August is the time…This is the start of the refrain of one of the 4 theme songs of Grenada Carnival, called Spice Mas . We thought we’d seen parties and celebrations, but Grenadians REALLY know how to party…for days at a time, around the clock. And in this festive time of year, ...

Isle of Spice

Posted by on Aug 1, 2006 in blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
Isle of Spice

Kim 08/01/2006, St. George, Grenada “Once upon a time, on a little island in the Caribbean called the Isle of Spice, there lived an old lady, way up in the mountains. Petite Mama was about four feet tall. Her eyes were dark and deep. Her voice creaked liked dry branches, and when she laughed it ...

We’ve made up our mind for Hurricane season

Posted by on Jul 24, 2006 in blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
We’ve made up our mind for Hurricane season

Kim 07/24/2006, St. George, Grenada Friendly, helpful, resilient people. That’s how I would describe Grenadians after being here only a couple of weeks. People greet you warmly on the street, some may offer a service, like a taxi or selling goods and if declined, simply reply, “Enjoy your day”. The open air markets are abuzz ...

Block up de road

Posted by on Apr 20, 2006 in blog, Voyage 1 | No Comments
Block up de road

Kim 08/20/2006, St. Georges, Grenada it’s black but you wake up to the pulsating sounds of “Block up de road” on speakers the size of fridges! Figures emerge from the dark hills drawn to the music. Approaching the road, you’re enveloped by throngs of red, black and green figures. Those that are already covered are ...