Author Archives: Jill Beckett

Selamat Datang Di Bali (Welcome To Bali)

So here I am – finally made it to Bali feeling tired but very excited. My lift had arrived and I was taken to my digs for the next 3 months.  I told myself not to be disappointed in my … Continue reading

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Im Leaving On A Jet Plane, Dont Know When I’ll Be Back Again!

Goodbyes can be so sad, and I have had over a month of them           I think thats enough photos, Ive said so many goodbyes, not all captured on camera. Anyway….. Here I am, yet again, with … Continue reading

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Notes From A Small Island…..

Major apologies to Mr Bill Bryson for this major plagiarism for the title of this blog. (If that means nothing to you – check out his great book which I read in the mid 1990′s – a fabulous read!) http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28.Notes_from_a_Small_Island … Continue reading

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Battons, Buckets and Bowlines – sailing with the experts…….

So it is that I ended up on a boat with Roderick and John, my sailing companions for nearly two weeks.  I am so grateful to them both for welcoming me into their home and sharing their holiday with me. … Continue reading

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Rub a Dub Dub, Two Old men and a Harlot in a Tub….

Well, Ive given up trying to look for the jacuzzi, dishwasher and microwave on this non-luxury yacht, as I feel so content with the company of Roderick and John, my sailing companions.  They say they are happy to have me … Continue reading

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Jumping ship!

Its common in life for things not to go to plan…..the first 3 and half weeks of my Caribbean adventure consisted in preparing a boat to get into the sea, one sail, then awaiting a boat part and staying anchored … Continue reading

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Underwater world of Grenada

  Grenada really is a piece of paradise.  Two thirds of my luggage allowance was used by bringing my dive equipment with me for this sailing trip – I like to explore the countryside, the coastline as well as the … Continue reading

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The Island of Spice – Grenada

Grenada is so beautiful, a rich fertile island with waterfalls and crater lakes and warm welcoming people.   Its known as the “Isle of Spice” and nutmeg is their main crop, but everything grows here – coconuts, cocoa, cinnamon, cloves, … Continue reading

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Time for a new adventure!

After many months of thought, contemplation and breath holding, I decided to leave Australia and make my way back to the UK.  This has not been an easy decision as I loved living there, the people as warm as the … Continue reading

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Having A Whale of a Time in Australia!

One of the things I was excited about living in Australia was the whale migration, to think that thousands of whales would be swimming down past my door, well, not literally, but you know what I mean!

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