Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day, originally uploaded by captainjay.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Take a moment today to thank our veterans and current service men and women. Freedom is not free.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Friday beach pic on Saturday

Happy Memorial Day weekend. So we are on a long weekend. My cousin Frank and his family are here visiting. Since they rented a Villa on Water Island, and we never tire of Honeymoon Beach, here is a shot from the Joe's Beach bar end of the beach.
We have been doing some boating and diving and plan to do some more. Went sailing yesterday with captain Gary on Sunshine. Had a great time as usual and it was great to spend another day with them before they head down island. We also got to introduce the Snyder gang to sailing. here is Blake at the helm of Sunshine, looks just a little bit like his dad.

Don't forget to give thanks this weekend to our veterans that have protected our rights and freedoms, allowing us to live the way we do.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Relay for Life Team

Finally got on a team for Relay for Life and got the online donation page set up. I was going to be on the Zumba team but I couldn't get any information from the team captain so I talked Val at the Looney Bien to start a team. We called our team the Looney Walkers lol. I'm still getting all the people that said they would walk on team to get signed up online. The event is a little over 4 weeks away so hopefully I'll get everyone moving here pretty quickly. :-)  In the meantime, if you would like to make a donation to Relay for Life and support our team click the link below. It really is a worthy cause and I'm glad to be back involved again.

American Cancer Society, Relay for Life

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Beach Pic

Beach Pic, originally uploaded by captainjay.

A little late for the Friday beach pic, but better late than never. We took the boat over to water island to do a little cleaning and maintenance. Jay has done a bunch of work on the boat so now it's time to do a little cleaning before Jay's cousin gets here tomorrow. They're staying at a house on water island so it should be a fun week. They plan to do a lot of diving so the boat needs to be ready.

After the work is done Joes Beach Bar is having one more Sunday beach BBQ potluck. Entertainment, food and fun. Sounds good to me :-)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Relay for Life on Facebook

Finally got access to the Facebook page for the Relay for Life event. I'm the online chair so I'm supposed to be updating content, but no one could remember the password so "no access for you" lol. But we finally got it resolved, so tomorrow I'll be uploading some pics and information about the event. If you're on Facebook check out the page and click Like. I'm trying to get the number of Fans up, so help us out! :-)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Working on the Boat

So I have been putting off a big project on our boat for some time. Finally bit the bullet and got going on it. I hope to finish it up today. I am redoing the entire dashboard. Fiber glassing in the existing holes, remounting everything and organizing it a little better. Not to mention fixing about a billion water leaks.

This with everything dry fit back in the dash. Plan to spray the gelcoat today.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Beach Picture

In honor of Billy's birthday I borrowed one of his beach pictures from St Croix. Happy Friday everyone. Jay

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cow and calf

Cow and calf, originally uploaded by captainjay.

Had a very nice relaxing sailing (well actually motoring) weekend. The weather was perfect Saturday day with a little shower Saturday night. Today it's been overcast with a shower or two but the sailboat has nice canvas so it's nice and dry. Not much wind so we motored most the time. But just being on the water is all that matters.

We did a couple snorkels and a couple dives. It's been awhile since I dove so it was nice to get back in the water. On Saturday we snorkeled the Cow and Calf. It was a nice snorkel and the water was flat so the vis was really good. (above pic) Thanks to captain Gary and Allison for a wonderful weekend :-)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday beach pic

Friday beach pic, originally uploaded by captainjay.

A little late, but it's still Friday :-). Thought I'd post a pic of Jost Van Dyke in honor of our trip tomorrow! We're taking off for a much deserved break to Jost on a friends sailboat. Going to do a little sailing, a little diving, a little partying, you know the drill. We're going with Captain Gary. He's getting ready to take Sunshine down island for the storm season so this is kinda the last hoorah. Should be a fun weekend :-)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Relay for Life

Well, now that Carnival is over, it's time to start concentrating on the next event, Relay for Life. I've decided to get back involved with this great cause. I'm on the committee for online services (facebook, website, online registration/donations, etc.) I'm going this Friday to get my access set up and then you'll start seeing more information. The walk is June 23/24 at the Charlotte Amalie High School. If you remember, I got involved with the UVI team when I first moved here and had a pretty bad experience with the money I collected not getting turned in, so I stepped away from being involved with this event. But after a few years and several friends urging me to get back involved, I've decided it's time. I am really going to push the online donations part (which they didn't have the last time I was involved) so that the money is collected and turned over to the proper people in a timely manner. So stay tuned for more information and hopefully you'll feel compelled to donate to this worthy cause :-)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Topsy Turvy update

Topsy Turvy update, originally uploaded by captainjay.

A little over two weeks and the tomato plant is still hanging in there. We haven't put any fertilizer on it yet, but probably will soon. It also isn't getting much direct sun so I don't know how that is going to effect it in the long run. I guess time will tell.

Zumba Troupe pics

A lot of pics are being shared and posted on Facebook of our Carnival Zumba troupe, so I thought I'd share a few here. Everyone is still "a buzz" about the parade and excited about how well it went and how much fun everyone had. They're already talking about next year and how to make it bigger and better. We also got a litte recognition in the VI Daily News. Full color shot of me and another zumba member. I was so surprised! Everyone was texting me and sending me emails as soon as the paper came out. lol  Of course we had to gather up a few copies to keep :-)  Enjoy the pics!  More pics available on the St. Thomas Zumba blog.

pics provided by troupe members and photographers Dale Morton and Roshan Sookram