Thursday, October 12, 2006

Keeping busy in Trinidad

It's been a busy week. Ourselves, Jeff on Dragonfly and Buddy on Annapurna helped Tony and Sandy on Columbine move their boat without starting the motor, using tow lines and the dinghies. At times I felt like a wishbone with only our 9.9 h.p. trying to tow them. Sandy's making blueberry cobbler tonight to thank us all. She makes a wonderful blueberry cobbler!
Another holiday in Trinidad - this one celebrating when the Chinese first landed. We walked down to the festival, watched some of the dragonboat races and dances and took the bus back. Everyone immediately hit the pool since it's still so hot here. It's been raining every afternoon, so we've been down below watching movies and TV in the air conditioning!
Off to the market on Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m. for the great fresh produce, seafood and meats. I have to leave Dennis well-provisioned since I'm heading back to Michigan for two weeks when Shaun and Kristine have another baby girl, and I get to spend quality time with 2 1/2 year old Avory. -~/)~-

Saturday, October 07, 2006

October, 2006

Greetings from Trinidad. It's been a busy and event filled summer, with the earthquake a few weeks ago being the topper. We've been working on the boat getting a lot accomplished, with a few side trips thrown in. Went to Tobago for a few days with a group of 18 from our marina and TTYC and had a blast. Climbed what felt like a huge mountain the other day to visit 2 waterfalls and a river. Swam in the waterfalls and by the time we got to the river, everyone went in clothes, shoes and all. A 6 hour hike! Off to the beach today with John and Karen, originally from Brockville and now living and working here in Trinidad.
More later!
Turned out to be a rainy Saturday, so we took the bus to the West Mall, shopped, had lunch and John and Karen took us back to their place for an afternoon of dominoes and dinner. Great afternoon and evening.
Sunday was rainy as well, so Dennis did some sewing projects while I did as little as possible. Finally got some reading done before heading up to the gazebo for potluck dinner.