New Year’s Eve 2009 – Martinique

7.00am local time. It looked a bit cloudy as we anchored in Fort de France, Martinique on the west side of the island. (Historical note: Martinique is not a colony, but actually part of France. Those living here are considered French and it's one of the few islands in the Caribbean that has always belonged…

St Vincent and Bequia

We both slept well, although Ann woke with a pretty bad head - must have been the alcohol last night!  Another day, another island! Well, actually, we get two for the price of one today - St Vincent and Bequia (later today). As normal, we had a lazy breakfast and then took the Tender ashore.…

Tobago Cays – Lunch on the Beach

We had a later breakfast and then took the Tender to the beach. It was another gorgeous day, although thankfully, slightly cooler than yesterday - only 26 degrees! The beach was your typical 'Robinson Crusoe' type, sand, sand, palm-trees and more sand. Perfect!!! "South of Canouan and west of Mayreau lie the Tobago Cays islands,…

The Island of Grenada

We woke just after 7, to a cloudy-ish sky - I wonder if it'll rain? The Ship docks in Grenada today around 12 noon - it's the smallest independent country in the western hemisphere and is home to 160000 residents. St Georges is the capital and home to The Carenage, noted as 'the most beautiful…

Union Island, Grenadines

Overnight (and for much of the morning) we headed for Union Island - Grenadines arriving at Noon. We avoided the rush to get off the ship by spending time soaking-up the sun and then having lunch on-board. We then jumped on the Tender (only a short wait) and headed for the shore. The beach area…

TV: Being Human – Series 2 launch date announced

BBC3, 10 January 2010 at 9.30pm Being Human web-site and more news HERE

Boxing Day 2009 – Anchors Away…

Later today, we'll be boarding the 'Royal Clipper'. We board at around 4pm local time and sail at 10pm. We're not sure yet if we can get an internet connection on the ship, so this may be the last posting until we get back next Saturday! Over the coming seven days, the cruise will take…

Christmas Presents 2009

As we're away this year, we only took a few of the pressies with us. Mum Vouchers - John Lewis Vouchers - Boots Jo and Janet Odeon Cinema Vouchers Carol Incense Burner Mae and Denis Blue-Ray DVD: 'Snow White' Blu-Ray DVD: 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince CD - Carpenters Ultimate Collection Bev Spicy Sauce…

Christmas Day 2009 – Barbados

I was up about 6.30 and took a shower. It's already getting warm here - very UN-Christmassy!! 🙂 We started phoning round the family (UK is four hours in front of Barbados)...Mae and Denis first...then Roger, Jane and Oliver. At his stage, we're not sure of our plans today. We've only bought just a few…

Christmas Eve – Barbados

I woke first and got up. It's only 5.30 am here, but the time difference had completely screwed by body-clock. I had a quick shower and then went downstairs for a coffee and started to working on my backlog of reading. It was already light, the birds were singing and George (our host) pointed out…