Galley Wench Tales

Exploring the world through the people we meet
and the food they eat.

How We Got Really Dirty

Journey on Travel Lift base inRodney Bay Marina yardPutty colored… everything.  Us (especially my nails), our cockpit, our cabin floor, everything around the boat.  No, no photos as I didn’t want to risk getting grit in my camera.Hand wet sanding what was...

Pigeon Island: How the Brits Blew It

Wayne & me at the peak of Pigeon Island The day before we went “On the hard” (aka dry dock, or boat tossed onto land for maintenance, in our case) we did a brief exploration of the “island” in our “backyard,” Pigeon Island.Back in the late 1700s, the Brits...

Life “On the Hard”

Sunset from our boat deck “in the yard”Rodney Bay Marina St. LuciaWhile it is possible to scrape barnacles off your boat hull (the outside part of the boat, generally below the water) while it’s still in the water, to paint, it’s gotta be on dry...

What to Do on a Rainy Day

Pigeon Island point in Rodney Bay, St. LuciaSt. Lucia is a verdant, tropical rainforest island.  We hail from a rainforest (though the Pacific Northwest is not tropical – part our inspiration for this journey!). Thus, we understand gorgeous green foliage wouldn’t...

Good News & Good Folks: Cruiser’s Nets & Yachtees

Colorful burgees (flags representing variousyachting clubs and organizations) fromvisiting yachtees from around the worldgaily festoon the St. Lucia Yacht Club.  Decoratingwith burgees is a welcoming tradition amongyacht clubs worldwide.Far from the...