Well, Christmas is almost upon us and we are still in Power Boats yard but hoping to be back in the water soon.
Work has been going on apace and we should be back to normal by the time we update the log next month (hopes). In between the jobs we have managed a few social occasions. Pat has attended two of the Hash House Harrier runs (walks in her case), the first one being held locally in Chaguaramas among farmland while the second was up in the north of the island near Diego Martin. This was a tough trek through river beds and up and down very steep mountain slopes. We have had a lot of rain in Trinidad this month, the most for 30 years, so the trails were very slippery. No one broke a leg as far as we know although Pat returned with many bruises and scratches! She didn’t take the camera on the Diego Martin run unfortunately, which was a shame as part of the trail was down a river bed which was thigh deep in water at times. Great but muddy fun!
Meanwhile, Mike’s archery club, Points Archery, was the venue for the National championships. Mike couldn’t compete as he is the only long bowman on Trinidad. If they had included a longbow class he would have won!
We attended a Soca Parang night at the Wheelhouse pub in nearby Tropical Marine. Parang is the traditional Christmas music here in Trinidad as we explained last year and the G Sharp’s gave us a good rendition of all types of music, including the better known calypso, which is our favourite.
So that’s it for now folks. Mike may be helping to take a boat up to Antigua at the weekend. It will mean that he can get some more time here on his return otherwise his 6 months will be up at the end of the year. Pat should be able to extend her visa for a while longer as she just came back in October.
At the moment then, we don’t really know where we will be for Christmas. We still may go up to Grenada for a couple of months before coming back for Carnival in March. That should be something to report on!
Have a great time over the holidays. We will be thinking of our families and friends wherever you may all be.