I’ve been getting a lot of “where are you now” questions and this is the answer: Chaguaramas, Trinidad!
Trinidad is the southern most island in the the Caribbean string, very close to the Venezuelan coast of South America. We’ve been here for almost 2 months now and 99% of that time has been on the hard in Power Boats. For those of you that don’t speak ‘boat’, the ‘hard’ is means ‘land’. The boat gets lifted out of the water with a travel lift and plonked on the ground in, in a boat yard, with supports to keep it upright.
The reason we’re on the hard is to work on Melody – upgrades, repairs and add-ons (can you say “water maker”!!). We have worked almost every single day (with the occasional half day rest if we are too stiff to move/lift things) from 8am till after dark sometimes. We don’t want to do this again till we reach New Zealand, hopefully in a year or two, so we are making sure to do as much as we can now.
Unfortunately my camera battery got fried a day after we arrived here so I only have the photos from my iPhone. A new battery is on it’s way from the UK, where Rufus has been for the past 2.5 weeks – more on that trip a little later. These are a few shots from my Instagram account, of what’s it’s like here.