Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Depression today?

Shucky darn... Still an "invest" but expected to become a depression later today or tomorrow. It is quite far away (1600 miles) so a bit early to start fretting but it is definitely worth keeping an eye on.


The 8am (29/07/2014) from the National Hurricane Center



Above is the 2am models (I like the GFS) reported by Wunderground.com... Looking forward to the 8am updates.

So it goes...


Saturday, July 19, 2014

New Supermarket in Christiansted, St Croix

Sea Side Market, the new grocery store in Christiansted, St Croix has finally opened. It has replaced Schooner Bay Market which closed several months ago.

It is basically across the street from the Canegata Ballpark, just down from the laundramat, short walk from ACE/Gallows Bay Hardware.

Prices vary. Many things are higher than Pueblo but a some are similar or lower. Even if we buy something that costs a bit more, we save on the time that it would have taken walking up to Pueblo in Golden Rock.






Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Amazon Instant Video: Free 1-month trial

I received an email this morning about a Free 30-Day Trial of Amazon Prime Instant Video and watch the HBO Collection.



I wonder if this will work for us. We have never seen the last 1/2 season of the Sopranos...

Join Amazon Prime - Instantly Stream The HBO Collection on Prime Instant Video

So it goes...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Bastille Day - 14 juillet

Today, the 14th July, is the French National Holiday (la fĂȘte nationale française), which we call Bastille Day.

Here's a video of the fireworks display in Carcassonne 2012.



It is very good footage (only 2 minutes to give you a taste) but nothing like being there in person with the beautiful colors, the sounds of the rockets taking off, the percussion of the soundwaves striking your body, the oohs and ahs of the crowd... Good stuff. The French can really put on a show :)

We will definitely be having Pastis for our sundowner this evening.

So it goes... Whoosh... Whee... Bang... Pop-a-dee-pop-a-dee-pop... Vive La France!


Monday, June 09, 2014

That's the way I like it

I have www.wunderground.com (tropical weather) as my Firefox homepage and I was so happy to read Dr Jeff Master's headline tease to his blog this afternoon...


Quiet... No threat... I want to read more of the same over the summer months!

So it's going :)

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Wishing everyone a happy summer

Yes, I know that the first day of summer is not for a couple of weeks but today is the first day of what I like to call the "summer season" in order to avoid the "H" word.

The various forecasts for tropical storms seem to be lower than recent years and I hope that the few disturbances predicted will be a long ways away.

I have just modified my Firefox browser to have http://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/ as my homepage.

Be prepared & stay safe.

So It Goes...




Monday, May 12, 2014

PFDs - Inflatable Life Jacket Testing Video

Check out Boat Bits. It has a very interesting video by Voile, a French sailing magazine, where they test inflatable PFDs with the test subject staying in the water until the life jacket inflates.




Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Weekend

Easter cats

The cats have stationed themselves behind their specially-modified duck blind and donned their Steve Martin bunny ears to fool the little chicks; luring them into their trap...

Taste just like Peeps :)




Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Whale sightings - Catamaran Mango

The charter catamaran Mango sent us a few photos of whales they saw frolicking about last month.  The whales are kind of small in the photos because they were seen at a distance, but then again, you don't want to be too close :)



See more and read about catamaran Mango on the All About Yacht Charters blog HERE.
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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Leaping Lizards... Uh... WHALES!

Yesterday when we were having a cup of coffee outside around noon, we saw a couple of big splashes offshore. Could that have been a giant ray? No... It kept happening and then we saw TAILS.

HOW COOL

Sorry, but no pictures. I wasn't going to miss out on the action while going to fetch my camera. Besides, it would probably have been too small to see anything.

So it goes...




Friday, March 14, 2014

New Steve Martin DVD/CD

I received an email from Amazon.com this morning announcing Steve Martin's new album/ video that was just released on March 11, 2014. Click on the link or image below and you can watch a full length video track of Steve and the Rangers performing "Pretty Little One".


EDITORIAL REVIEW (from Amazon.com):
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, featuring Edie Brickell, will release their first ever live concert CD/DVD package capturing their extraordinary performance at the historic Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside California last fall. The live performance was recorded for PBS Great Performances and features material from Martin and Brickells Grammy-nominated album Love Has Come For You, as well as music from Martins Grammy nominated collaboration with The Steep Canyon Rangers, Rare Bird Alert, and his Grammy Award winning album The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo. This special live CD/DVD features Martins unique blend of comedy and bluegrass and is a first class evening of excellent entertainment.
Disc one has 19 tracks and disc two has 21 tracks. That's a lot of entertainment for around $16.

One of my favorite skits from long ago is Steve's "Cat Handcuffs" routine but it is no longer available on their mp3 store. Good thing I already have it.

But, while looking for "Cat Handcuffs", I saw a song off Steve Martin's Red Bird Alert album with Paul McCartney singing "Best Love" (click here for sample).

Enjoy!





Tuesday, March 04, 2014