Sunday On The Island – No Shoes Required

A beautiful day on the island.

The sun is shining, the sky is a beautiful shade of baby blue, and it’s Sunday on the island!

Every Sunday afternoon, there is a popular BBQ on Hog Island in Grenada. Cruisers and landlubbers alike all gather on the beach of the small island to partake in good food, drinks, and live music. A short dinghy ride away from Snowflake, it’s become one of our favorite weekly events since we anchored in Clarkes Court Bay.

Because this is such a fun and laid back event, we wanted to share it with you and give you a little glimpse of what life is like here in the islands. Continue reading “Sunday On The Island – No Shoes Required”

Where Are My Shorts?!

A rainy day in paradise.

The sound of the rain is almost deafening as it pounds on Snowflake’s cabin top. Jumping up from the salon table, we scramble around the boat, closing all the hatches and portlights. Thankfully, we can leave the door open—our bimini isn’t the greatest cockpit shelter but it at least keeps the water from coming inside the door.

The morning started off like any other morning—sunshine, blue skies. Like many other cruisers who don’t have the luxury of a washing machine, I took the opportunity to hand wash our laundry in a bucket and hang it out to dry. Less than a half hour later, the wind picked up and a nasty cloud full of big rain drops drifted over the anchorage.

Figuring it was the typical squall that would blow over quickly, I shrugged my shoulders and went inside to fix coffee and breakfast. Little did I know then that the bad weather was here to stay… Continue reading “Where Are My Shorts?!”

A Walk in the Jungle

View of Clarkes Court Bay where Snowflake is anchored.

The crew on s/v Snowflake loves a bit of adventure and exploration. After a long week or varnishing, writing and editing, and various other projects, we decided it was time to explore our new backyard in Clarkes Court Bay. Continue reading “A Walk in the Jungle”

Everything Is Better on the Boat

 

Why is it that a cup of coffee always tastes so much better on the sailboat?

It can be made using the exact same method, same coffee grounds, and even served in the same stainless steel travel mug. But for some reason, on the boat it tastes richer, fuller in flavor, and more satisfying.

For me, I find this is often the case with many things—dinner always seems to turn out better on the boat, popcorn seems like it is extra fluffy with no burnt pieces, and even my writing is better on the boat.

Why is this?

I can’t say that I’m 100% positive, but here is what I think… Continue reading “Everything Is Better on the Boat”