A couple of days ago I had lunch with the 'Calypso-nians', Maureen & Paul. I took them to the local Indian, and I have to say that it was the best meal that I've had there, and I've had a couple of good ones! Freshly made chilli-chicken......$11 a head, with three side dishes, really good value.
Also met up with Wattie, a Kiwi I'd last seen in Trinidad, seems like years ago now. I'd see him at the TTSA 'get-togethers', and those of us who were anchored in Chagaramas would walk back 'mob handed' for mutual protection. His boat is Cariad, if some people remember boats rather than people.
Speaking of boats, work progresses, although I'm keeping out of the way at the moment, due to fibreglass dust everywhere. John the GRP reckons to be finished at the end of this month, so I'm 'interviewing' electricians right now. First thing is to check how much (if any) of the wiring is reusable, and can the main switch panel be resurrected. Martin the mechanic is poised to check the anchor windlass, and as 'the launch' seems to be becoming a reality, I'd better turn 'Amresh the Canvas' loose on the sails. The UV strip on both headsails needs rest itching for a start, and no way am I doing that by hand! Even if I still had a well-stocked bosons locker. More piccies as work progresses.
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