It has been a hectic two weeks of preparation…getting the insurance for the boat, changing the registration for the boat under Belgian Flag, selling the Touareg, making sure all is prepared financially for the girls in case of the worst, getting boxes prepared for shipment from Brussels to Grenada and going out for lunch and dinner with friends and family!
by Ilse Sunny, 30°C
Saying good-bye to friends and family is ( I hope ) the worst part of this trip… Luckily, we already know we will be back for a short visit next year in August or September. This made it easier on both sides.
After a long flight (9 hours) to Miami, getting luggage and rental car it was 2AM Belgian time when we finally sat down for dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Miami (Peppers on Washington Ave). Local time 8PM, it was still 30degrees Celsius, time for a Corona and fajitas!
We spent the past two days ordering on Amazon, finding out the cheapest parking in Miami, enjoying the Art Deco buildings in South Beach and catching up on some sleep….
Today, August 21st we are pretty confident we managed to have everything organised as planned. Folding bikes will be here in time, new camera lens is ordered, washing machine is ordered (hopefully this will get here in time!!!!), solar oven will arrive on Monday.
We went to Tropical Shipping Company to book a space on the boat and see what needed to be done to get everything shipped to Grenada. We will drop off everything in the morning of Friday August 28th since our plane leaves around 5PM.
There is only one item which we will not be able to get on time (by August 28th) in Miami : our composting toilet !
It will have to be shipped directly to Grenada,but this means an extra cost of about 250 USD !
I am looking forward to spend the next days relaxing in Miami: beach, reading, people watching, taking pictures and do some sight seeing.
I love my Kindle Paper White definitely a must have on vacation. I just finished Nicci French ‘Denken aan vrijdag’ (ok) and have started on ‘Vele hemels boven de zevende’ by Griet op de Beek,