Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Jimmy Buffet Trifecta

Soufriere Hills Volcano 1995, courtesy www.paradise-islands.org

Soufriere Hills Volcano today (on right), still smoldering.
Without intention, we have now completed what we would like to refer to as the "Jimmy Buffet Trifecta."  To be more specific, as we sit and type this in a beautiful secluded anchorage in Rendezvous Bay, Montserrat, we have sailed on small yachts to the inspiration for three of his songs, or so we have been told.  "One Particular Harbor" was written at a bar in Huahine (South Pacific) while he was sailing with CSN in the early 80s. The other was the original "Cheeseburger in Paradise" written at Le Select in St Barth's.

That brings us to "Volcano". We don't hear many cruisers talking about coming to Monserrat but I must admit it has been one of my favorites in the Caribbean. The island has become famous for the volcano that first erupted in 1995, than again in 2008 and 2010.  Almost twenty years later, it's still smoldering and we are in fact going to set a course east of the island so we don't get ash on the boat (traveling on the west side as the winds blow from the east assures you a smoky ride through the haze). 

We had an amazing time and will always think of it when we hear…"I don't know where I'm gonna go when the volcano blows…"

Pulling into the anchorage after a nice sail from Nevis.

Terrapin loves anchorages with beautiful cliffs.

Yeah, she's lovin' it!!

Happiness personified.

Shortly before yet another green flash.


Sabrina and Tom said...

Collecting green flashes I see.

s/v Skylark said...

We love seeing a happy dog! But then again her people don't look particularly unhappy either. Miss you all. s/v Skylark (Ed, Elizabeth and Luna)

Molly Gillespie said...
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Molly Gillespie said...

Miss you guys too. Kala would love to play with Luna on a long sandy beach about now!

Molly Gillespie said...

Sabrina, I try to put them in my pocket and save them for the cloudy days that I might not have one :)

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