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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

May 6, 2012-Arrived In Trinidad

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We arrived in Chaguarmas Bay, Trinidad, early on May 6, 2012 and were checked in, assigned a berth, and tied up all in about 2 hours.

This place is set up to deal with yachts, and it seems like the main business here is parking boats for people who need a place to leave them during hurricane season. Apparently about 1000 boats a year come here, get hauled out, and get parked in one of the many huge boat parking lots. In fact we seem to be the only people who are planning to stay here, in the water, on the boat. It is a little weird.

But with this many boats coming here each year there are a lot of services available so if you want work done, this is the place. And if you want to buy stuff for your boat, this is also the place. There are several HUGE marine stores. We will have no trouble spending money here as we replace broken things and replenish our spares locker.

The first task will be to buy new batteries.

That’s tomorrow.

At the moment we are resting up, secure and settled in at Crew’s Inn Marina, which, like Fortaleza, is actually, or also, a hotel. It has a pool, restaurants, Wi-Fi, all the amenities. We'll probably like it here.

We’ll write more later.

Fred & Judy, SV Wings, Trinidad

Click here to see photos of our sail from Brazil.

Click here to see the first photos from Trinidad

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Blogger jan roswold brown said...

Trinidad sounds great. How long will you be there?
When I read your blogs, part of me feels like I am there, hearing the music, smelling the flowers, feeling the motion.....drinking the wine. Oh yeah, but when I close my eyes to get the full effect, I can't read the blog. Such conflict.

10 May, 2012 10:21  

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