As the United States gears up for the frenzy of Black Friday after sharing a feast of Thanksgiving with friends and family, we cruisers are just finishing our summer season. That’s hurricane season to the rest of the world.
I’ve taken a hiatus from the blog, mostly because of where I spent my summer vacation. Most insurance companies who take the risk to insure cruising vessels will tell you, that in order to stay safe, the boat needs to be north of 30 degrees N or south of 50 degrees 10 minutes N. This all translates to somewhere in the Chesapeake or farther north. Or in our case, south of Grenada. So glad we chose south of Grenada this year and our thoughts are with all those who weathered Sandy’s fury. What do insurance companies really know.
Trinidad is lovely, it’s hot and wet, but the people are fantastic and it’s an industrialized nation with oil and natural gas as their main source of income. Let’s not forget the rum and bitters the citizens are so proud to share. Once the home to the United States Navy, the culture is rich in big band pan music. A mixture of slaves, brought in by the British to work the sugar, coffee and cocoa plantations, Eastern Indians and natives, the culture is a hodgepodge of food, music and traditions.
One thing the citizens of Trinidad are not, is internet savvy. Thus, my absence during this season. The good news is I’ve accumulated a plethora of stories to share. I’m looking forward to catching up with my readers.
Do tell what you did on your summer vacation.