Here is my Caribbean Xmas card wishing you all peace health and prosperity, our thoughts travel far with a moments contemplation. As this snap shows there are places around where peace and seclusion occur daily. Just imagine standing in the tepid water and wiggling your toes.
What fun we have had since I last wrote. It continues as the rainy season helps to dry out the hull but I suspect nothing more on the workers front til the New Year.
In the meantime, the job list is almost finished! (unheard of).
Budget Marine had a Customer appreciation Day and gave a marvellous rum punch as we walked in, then discount on their products (while we sipped the punch) and celebration bags to take the goodies away. To cap it all a lucky draw as we were leaving, in which Malcolm snagged a $50 prize.
The big news was the Earth Tremor which occurred the other week. Piano shook and rattled in a new dance. I was sufficiently worried to wonder if I should get off the boat but decided it was safer aboard. Many other people felt it too , the news the next day was that there had been an earthquake off Tobago (6.2 ) which had caused it.
We went on our second ‘Taste of Trinidad’ tour with Jesse James and other cruisers. It was just as good as the first one with plenty to tantalise your taste buds. A real foodies bonanza!
Crews Inn Marina were so disappointed that we hadn’t taken our berth with them invited us to their Xmas party. It was great to see all the familiar faces and hear of their exploits and dreams for next year. Interestingly I won a prize here which will be appreciated nearer Xmas.
The next event was a Pig Roast at Sails Resturant, in Power Boats Yard. Fortunately we booked a table since all would have been taken had we not! and we were joined by Nancy and Bill (S/Y Brizo). This was the Pig - and jolly yummy it was too!
On Sunday we return to the Queens Hall for a Choral evening starring the Lydian Singers, A Christmas Calabash, with the Alleluia sung by the Marionette Chorale.
When next I write we may know if and when we can go sailing next year.....