The Dinghy of Doubt

This is me in the dinghy. The dinghy provides safe, dry (ish) transport to the shore from a mooring or anchorage, at any time of the day or night, as well as a handy albeit never even remotely graceful entry point into the boat after a swim. My relationship with this dinghy has been fraught … Continue reading The Dinghy of Doubt


Bonaire in One Day

Our wonderful friend Terence and his equally wonderful parents treated us to a whistle-stop air-conditioned tour of the island in all it's splendour, including lunch at the gorgeous Windsurf Grill at Sorobon. Bonaire has made a big impression; the island is stunningly unspoilt and relaxed and the people are unbelievably welcoming. Big thank you to … Continue reading Bonaire in One Day

Union Island and Bonaire…things get sticky

As in, hot. I mean, really hot. Bursting out of your own skin hot. The world simmers like freshly laid tar. Chips and Sprite never tasted so good. But under the water...all is well. Fish of all different colours pass like indifferent commuters. Lazy turtles lie still and do very convincing stone impressions. On the … Continue reading Union Island and Bonaire…things get sticky

Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabar, David Byrne and Others ;)

I love William Onyeabar!


The world of music is infinite and that’s a positive vibration for the planet. Speaking of positive vibrations have you heard of William Onyeabar? I just learned about his unique rhythmic music this morning . William Onyeabar was a funk musician from Nigeria. According to the Luaka Bop record label, Onyeabor “self-released 8 albums between 1978 and 1985 and then became a born-again Christian, refusing ever to speak about himself or his music again.

Onyeabar’s music speaks volumes by itself and more explosively through the interpretation  of others. David Byrne who knows how music works has assembled the Atomic Bomb Band. They made their major network debut on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Put on your ten-gallon hat and groove to “Fantastic Man“.

David Byrne, the Atomic Bomb Band and other fervent Onyeabar stalwarts are performing in Los Angeles and San Francisco this week.

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Live from a boat in the Caribbean Sea!

We met Semo and Marco back in El Hierro where we saw them off on their Atlantic crossing so were delighted to bump into them again in Grenada a few weeks ago. Semo and Marco are punks who run an avant garde theatre back in Barcelona, so, when they invited us for dinner on their … Continue reading Live from a boat in the Caribbean Sea!