We had an uneventful sail to Trinidad apart from
the lack of wind. We seem to be lucky compared to other yachts as, so far, most
of our systems appear to be fully functional.
We entered the Boca with the usual cross tide
Entering the Boca de
Arriving at Crew Inn without a booking is always dubious, but
after a night at anchor we were fitted in with an alongside berth which will
make the watermaker installation easier. Trinidad seems to contain a large
percentage of the population of Newton Ferrers and we bumped in to Hilda and
Simon Julien working on their Sadler 34, Callisto and we moored near Oriole, the
Bowman 40 of Chris and John Little, but rumour had it that they were delivering
a yacht from Martinique. It is wonderful to have a swimming pool in a Marina!!!
- especially as, unlike most, we do not have an air conditioner on Éowyn.
Saturday night saw the YSATT Christmas party at
Peakes with local food and 2 calypso bands
Party Time at
Today (Sunday) we have arranged a nature and
bird watching tour of the Island including a visit to see the scarlet ibis at
the Caroni swamps.Tomorrow (hopefully) Echo Marine begin the watermaker