Monday, 21 May 2012

Breaking Radio Silence

I bet you thought I'd forgotten all about you, didn't you? Well no, I haven't, I've just been collecting more sailing, sunset, and other such enticing pictures for you.  No white sand beach in this batch, but I'll work on that for next time...

After the rain

Sailing with double jibs - kind of works like a spinnaker sail, pulling the boat forward when the wind is from behind.  Tried this out on the way to Negril last weekend.

Okay, not such a stunning photo, but these are dolphin fish - notice how big they are compared to the red stripe bottles to the right.  These were somebody's dinner, just laying on the dock.

Oh no, a collision between a tanker and a sailboat!  Quick, somebody tell them before it gets dark!
I have been spending quite a bit of time on the Knutsford Express this month, which is the bus that runs between Montego Bay and Kingston.  It has been helpful to be in the big city to meet with people who can help move my Cuso work forward.

On Saturday night I attended the "Commodore's Ball" at the Montego Bay Yacht Club. This year the Club is also celebrating its 75th anniversary.  That is even more impressive when you realize that Jamaica is celebrating its 50th year of independence this year. Sorry my pictures are a bit sparse, I was too busy eating, drinking and dancing.

Captain Phil, paddling the dingy "gondola" across from Diva to the Yacht Club in his tuxedo.

Everyone was decked out in their finery.  It was the first time I really felt sorry for men in their suits, as it was really hot that evening.

A blurry photo from the end of the night - I am on the left.  Thanks Audrey for the loan of the dress and jewelery!

I busted my shoes and so had to dance barefoot all night. ;-)
So there you go - another radio update from Jamaica.

Is there anything you'd like to hear more about (or see) from my life in Jamaica?  I'm happy to take audience requests - just shout them out. Louder - I can't hear you...

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