day tomorrow so we popped out to a local supermarket/cash and carry. I take it
all back about the French and their pigs noses, after seeing these soup mixes,
obviously a starter for the ladies, what do then men get served for an appetizer
I ask? Answers on a postcard! We've now returned to Prickly Bay at position
3rd photo shows our last internet cafe, at the time we were anchored just behind
the tree, we couldn't pick the wifi up from the boat, so we had
to slum it here. This is Clarkes Court Bay, a beautiful anchorage as you
can see from one or two of the other photos, Chaser ll is in the middle
all alone. On the left hand side of the bay as you enter, is Clarkes Court Bay
Marina, this has a lovely position and Bob Blanc the owner is friendly and
welcoming. The marina has a good bar, pool table, TV etc. The facilities
showers/WC are excellent, but there are few customers. The rates are good
too, at 61 US cents per foot per night, a big discount for long stays.
bay is the village of Woburn, we dinghied across to the dinghy dock. There
is a small workshop, behind the internet cafe, you can walk through here to
the village road where you can get a bus into St Georges. That evening we
took a walk up the hill to the Little Dipper bar/restaurant. It's a tiny
place overhanging the bay with views out to the reef. Here you can see Non
repairing her glasses with Chaser ll looking at us from behind.
of the small houses here are beautiful, and you can see one of the interesting
fruits that we'd not seen before called Wax Apples. They get their name because
'They look like they're made of wax' and they taste like apples! They grow
in bunches like cherries, a little smaller than normal apples and the texture is
not as firm, this apple tree has a temporary lodger. Along the road
side were many trees, some with these bright yellow flowers, when the flower
dies, it leaves a bud which then bursts open with what we believe is 'Cotton'
We've not yet asked anybody, but it is cotton wool.
generator should arrive in Prickly Bay on the 1st May, which is where I'm
writing this now. Once that arrives and is installed we'll look for a weather
window to Tobago.
we went to Lorrigray ll, for drinks. This Dix 65 is a nice
looking steel sloop, we were talking boats as usual and Lorraine
invited us down below to check it out. The woodwork and joinery was
excellent and the facilities and utilities on board equally good. This is a
beautiful boat, but, expensive to run. It must be power hungry and
maintenance hungry, but it has everything you could want. There are four cabins
with the master cabin forward, this has ensuite bathroom, yes bathroom,
this 'Head' has a full size bath, shower, WC and a washing machine with
spin dryer. The second forward guest cabin also has ensuite facilities. The main
saloon is lined with timber, with a nav table/office and steering position
to port. behind the companionway is the galley which has its own
dining area that can comfortably seat all on board. The galley is complete with
microwave, 4 ring cooker, fridge freezer and dishwasher. Aft are two cabins that
share a central shower/wc. As I said it is power hungry, everything is run by
either 24 volts or 220volts, whether above decks or below, all the sail
furling and reefing is hydraulic using tons of battery. Lorrigray ll,
has twin engines and a generator the size of our main engine, it does need it.
This is a deceptively beautiful boat weighing in at about 45 tons. We had a few
rum and cokes, good conversation, nice company before returning to our lovely if
not a little more humble home Chaser ll.