Saturday, February 13, 2010

We was robbed!

Seriously. I guess with the economy the way it is, it was inevitable. Tonight we were robbed at gunpoint. Two guys dressed in black, wearing ski masks and waving what certainly looked like automatic weapons came to the bar just as we were cleaning up and closing up. They grabbed the cash box with our night's take and then took off. We called 911 but that was an hour ago and still no response.

No one was hurt, thank goodness. The rest is only money. We'll manage without it. They/we will probably never know who did it but I hope their karma catches up with them.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

A new yola on the beach

Another little yola landed on Shacks Beach last week. This was another small boat, most likely part of a drug drop rather than people-running. Apparently, several Dominicans were captured after the boat landed.

The boat came ashore in good shape right by the "boat ramp" at the west end of Shacks Beach. Some local fishermen hauled up on shore and eventually hauled it away in a pickup truck. So one "happy" ending to this yola episode is the boat won't break up on the beach, scattering chunks of fiberglass all over the reef. There are more pictures of the yola in this set of KAP photos on Flickr.

This KAP session was my first chance to use my new Premier PowerSled 24 kite as a lifter for my KAP rig. So far, I love it - stable even in gusts, good lift even in moderate winds (8-10 mph). I can't wait to try it in higher winds, which really what I want it for. But so far, our ripping trade winds winds have been pretty much absent. That's good for surfers (winds mess up the waves) but the kite surfers are crying.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Happy birthday, Marti

Yesterday, February 7, would have been my mother's 82 birthday. Happy birthday, Marti. We miss you