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Travel Blogs from Port of Spain
... Vegas style hearses and roaring flames!
Walked back along the road to try and find a good local roti
– met a friendly older lady and talked for about 1km until the roti shop where
I had a quick but very uninspiring roti breakfast.
As temple visit short went to see another – Hanuman Murti
with a massive statue of the monkey god – certainly makes a statement!
St Mary’s has a shop that sells bus tickets plus used ...
... be hot
underfoot and the waters would be warm but it is cool until heated by the sun.
Thankfully I’d stopped for a late breakfast of “doubles”
though I’d only had a single one, a fried roti like bread smothered in a runny
veggie curry usually – tasty but pretty hard to eat without wearing it! The
dining options in town were so uninspiring I gave it a miss and got out of
Tried the deluxe non-stop ...
... long wait but there was plenty to look at. I saw one guy I had seen
earlier elsewhere again – he was distinctive for his T-shirt logo that struck a
chord – “it is what it is”
Only took 15 mins to hit the first traffic jam and
consequent detour – later discovered it was because of the Cat that was heading
up the steep long windy hill they call the saddle over to the other side –
... on business.
We caught-up and had lunch aboard. It really was a most enjoyable interlude.
Then there were two unexpected ‘bonuses’.
The first was the big Steel Drum/Pan competition that is part of the build-up for Carnaval in Trinidad. It was on today so June offered to take us. It takes part in the Queen’s Park Savannah and is set-up just like Carnaval in Rio with each band ‘strutting and ...
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 ...