We have been at the little marina
here for weeks now. Checking out, neither we, nor the desk staff
knew exactly how long.
We love this place and the cruisers are really great. When you
go away for a few days the staff welcome you 'home' on your
Sadly Salamander will not be sailing this season. The engine
mounts took 3 weeks to come and are without the correct studs.
We have nearly finished repairing everything that Grenada Marine
broke at the end of 2017 and of course we have had a lot of
other problems with the steel both inside and out. We have also
had 2 leaks to fix.
Crossing the river for haul out, the autohelm worked and the
engine sounded the best it has for months. But we have a holiday
booked in Colombia and need to lift out for the season, albeit
it somewhat early.
Tijax has lots of wildlife; we missed all the snake sightings
and sadly Caroline failed to get a picture of the opossum, the
snarliest, biggest one she had ever seen.
The basilisks are reduced in number as 'mamma cat' (named by the
young girls from Lark) supplemented her diet with them while
feeding her kittens.
The horse riding was great fun; Murray probably had the least
control over a horse ever seen (named Tornado!) As Caroline and
the guide calmly rode down the track Murray was off in the woods
on tiny paths in amongst the trees. Every so often the guide
would ride up behind Murray to chivvy his horse back on track.
If the guide said left turn, Tornado would automatically try to
turn right, then decided to race Caroline's ('Larry') up the
hills. It was lovely to ride out.
The food was great, the pool was
lovely and we have had a wonderful time here, so sad to go back
open mic at The Shack
the plank is 6 inches wide!