Grenada For a Week

    Same theme right? But this time the plan is for more than a week. Hannah (and her boyfriend) are due to arrive a week from tomorrow and Amanda the following Wednesday. We are so excited! Meanwhile doing a few boat projects in preparation. and loving Grenada. With the exception of the occasional “Camp” atmosphere among cruisers and a couple camp “Councilors Gone Wild” it is nearly as great as Trinidad. BTW: Anyone who has been here for a week or so knows exactly what I mean by Camp & Councilors comment. Nuff said to use an old friend’s quote.

Some of the boats near the Fish Market
Lynn loves all the color

Preped and ready
    This week’s project, ah varnish. Oh how I love the beauty and texture of wood on a boat. It just belongs there instead of all the synthetics today. But it also needs a lot of love if it is to stay beautiful. While we are on the fast track in this sun to a natural gray finish for the toe rails, we’re still keeping all of our cockpit varnish. 
Radar and GPS leads all taped out of the way
One coat down, ??? more to go
A day of prep, a day of rain, a day of varnish. Frankly, I’m not very good at it, but a friend of ours, one of the word working “masters” provided some council after watching my struggle. Dennis bolstered my confidence by stating “Don’t worry, only the last coat counts”, after which he dashed my enthusiasm by also proclaiming that “when it’s on a sailboat; it’s NEVER the last coat.”  Tomorrow we’ll try another pass.


Equinox Crew said...

We can totally relate to the fun you're having with varnish! Bob just did both masts, an annual ritual. We have to say, the little Catalina in Seattle is so maintenance free by comparison. Have a great holiday with the girls. Really excited for you all that you'll all be together.

Steve said...

Kitty, we only hope she was sitting tall and not leaning from the keel as your last photo!!

Barb said...

OH. Varnish work. I feel for you. Tough to do in the rain. EW is much better at it than I am. It's a patience thing. Have a wonderful time in Grenada with your girls! Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah. Here I am in Camp Grenada! :)