Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Still Cloudy

but otherwise, a nice day.

Cleaned up, took storm shutters down.. Not expecting much from Fiona.

Monday, August 30, 2010

He's Got Us

The power's already been off and on. And now the internet's having a hard time. When the wind hits 64 MPH the power company shuts down to avoid damage. We'll catch up when we can.
Earl seems to be moving on already. Power's back on, wind's not so loud, rain's tapering off, but still sideways.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Calm Before The Earl

Its forecasted to pass by 101 miles to our north on Monday evening so we should only get strong tropical storm force winds and alot of rain.
Unless the forecast is wrong.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010


Island Stylee- Do a favor, get a fish.

I probably haven't done this since 1982.

Had to call Dad for some tips.

Added some onions, red peppers, nearly too much garlic, lime juice, Soul, and a grill

Over lime and garlic rice with fried plantains.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Turtle Tracks!

Apparently the full moon means its egg-laying time!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Creation of a Monster

What follows is a tale of obsession.

We've been looking after the neighbors' pool in their absence- a pool surrounded by several coconut palms. While cleaning the pool (swimming around) one of the skimmer poles may have inadvertantly knocked down a couple of the coconuts.

Knowing that Rascal loves fresh coconut, we shared the last bits with him.

Lisa then showed him the other coconut floating in the pool.

So this is how he spent the next 20 minutes- willing the coconut over to the side.

At long last, it was within reach!

And the rest of the afternoon was spent trying to get it husked.

The Enabler.
I just hope she doesn't show him that they live in the trees.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Passion fruit

We were introduced to passion fruit recently.

I don't find it to be the most visually appealing fruit.

But it sure is yummy!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Crab Races

What's more fun than a box of crabs?

Sponsor a crab for a dollar, pick a name to write on its back, collect all the racers under a bucket,

then let 'em fly!

Thanks Tito & Sue!
A great way to celebrate four months on island!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

No Wind

No wind for the last few days meant a trip to explore part of the northern coastline for tidal pools was in order. The mountains that drop into the sea have been getting pounded by waves for a few years now, so there are dozens of spots where you can swim through cracks and tunnels- some of which lead to nice quiet calm pools.

No wind was not a helpful factor for the 2nd Annual Kite Flying Day to support the Virgin Islands Autism Network.

But that didn't stop dozens of kids from running like, well...sugar-crazed kids to make their own wind.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010