Friday, March 25, 2016

OMG! They have a Subway

Wow okay, we have been busy lately or I haven't posted in a while. Let's see first of all I have a new phone, a Galaxy J5. I have given up my iphone. So this will be my first post using it. Not sure where the add picture button is yet.

So far I have not had too much trouble operating the new phone. I have all my apps and contact loaded so I'm happy.

So we are here in San Andrès Colombia which is the sister island to Providencia. San Andrès is much more a major city than any of the other places we have been. It has blue water, pirate history and shopping. Very much a tourist place for the Colombians.

We have been hanging out with two other cruising boats, SV Adventure, which we met a year ago in Guanaja and SV Iolair, which we met in Providencia. We have gotten to know Jane and Jim so well that they have become Schooner's aunt and uncle. We even left her with them while we did our weekly shopping. I stressed and she played.

Shane and Anne on SV Iolair are one of those couples you automatically click with. Shane owns and operates a boat delivery company. Steve really got along well with him, so well he has accepted Shane's generous offer to train him to skipper for deliveries. He will join Shane on a delivery in a few month from Panama to Tahiti. This is a huge step for Steve and I suppose myself. This could change our lives and we could possibly be out here forever.

Enough on that, lets see what else have we been up to lately. So I bought a new phone and Steve bought a new speaker for the boat, a JBL waterproof speaker. If we get another one he will have surround sound and I wont be able to think.

Our big adventure this week was a tour around the island on a three bench seat OLD golf cart. It went as slow as an old riding lawnmower and I was the driver. It had forward, neutral and reverse, no rearview mirror and little to no breaks. It went so slow a dog caught up to us and past us while we were going up a hill.

The slow cart was the highlight of the tour. Not a whole lot to see on the island. We paid to see a few baby gators in a pond that my Texan father would of called a tank.   We paid to see pirate Morgan's cave. We joined a crowd to see a small blow hole.  We did have tradition lunch at a roadside Raggae shake by the water. The owner of Between the Lions entertained the guys with lots of island history. Then we checked out their Botanical Garden.

Now the island will shut down for the Easter Holiday. Both our couple friends plan to head south Monday or Tuesday. We will have to find something to entertain ourselves with when they leave.

Our plans are to hang tight here, Steve eating as many foot long Subway sandwiches he can manage and wait for a weather window that will allow us to head back to the Bay Islands comfortably.  There we will check into a marina where Schooner and I can wait for Steve to return from his delivery trip. Then who knows after that...

Until next time my friends.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't had Subway in ages and, for some reason, now I'm craving one! I love the gator (or is it a crocodile?) shot.