the last time we were in Trinidad we had an exceptionally bad experience. I won’t go into details but when we finally were able to leave we swore we would never NEVER go back.
never say never… because here we are again, 17 months later. thankfully this visit has been much better and it is mostly because of the friendly Power Boats team (the yard we are currently working in, on Melody) and most especially the great friends we have made with our fellow yachties.
we did a 16hr overnight passage from Grenada to Trinidad and as the sun rose we got our first glimpse of the island. to start the day off on the best note possible we also had a welcoming party, a large pod of dolphins, that escorted us into Scotland Bay, just before our final destination of Chaguaramas.
these guys were huge, some of the biggest and oldest I’ve seen, and very playful. they stayed with us for almost an hour and when I eventually dared to leave the bow seat and get my camera, that’s when they really started having fun – spraying me almost every time I tried to take a picture. they jumped up to touch my outstretched feet and a few acrobatic performances for us off the starboard beam. it was a good start.