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... Day) A parade celebrating the freedom of the slaves in 1838. Lots of tribal native costumes and pan steel bands, calypso and Soco. A distinct costume was the Moko Jumbie( spirit diviner); they walk on impressively high vertigo inducing stilts and are supposed to see evil coming from further away than normal mortals. It was fascinating watching the youths get ready. Old trainers, knocked up blocks of wood and a bit of foam strapped to their legs. Their friends ...
... up in knots because it usually takes about an hour to get to the airport.
At about 03:00 we arrived at the other couple's house. As the driver backed into the driveway he said, "Oh shucks! I'm getting a flat!" He got out and opened the rear hatch. Now I started to get really nervous since the time was ticking. The driver closed the hatch and got back in the Suburban. He told the guard to let the residents know we would be ...
... their stuff through a grandstand area. These bands have as many as 120 people playing steel drums on movable floats. It is noisy, exuberant and exciting … and we were lucky enough to view a number of the bands practicing with their supporters before moving through the grandstand area and seeing the whole crowd beginning to build for the evening. These people know how to organize a ‘party.
The second was running into another old ...
... and reading guidebooks in the months before our departure and ended up with plenty of reservations and a well defined agenda for the first month - five flights and several hotels, hostels and excursions booked - so we carried a lot of booking confirmation printouts in our luggage as we set off. That planning would hopefully help our first few weeks on the road run smoothly, and after that we hoped to be experienced enough travellers to sort out transport and accommodation as we go ...
Peter writes …
I am writing this update as we sit at anchor in a small bay on the island of Chacachacare just off of Trinidad.
The past few weeks have been a mixed bag for both of us. We launched the boat only to find that the anchor windlass burnt out as we dropped the anchor for the first time. (It caused a bit of panic until we found a buoy.) It took two weeks or more to get a replacement and then install it. We also had to wait ...
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