Just a quick video I shot as we came into Trinidad.  It'll give you an idea of the terraine. Too bad it can't give you a feel for the himidity.  WOW. It's actually nice and cool when it rains or is cloudy, but the second the sun comes out and hits all that moisture in the air: instant steam sauna. 
Right now, I'm sitting under the picnic shelter, next to the bar at TTSA, watching the daily deluge, moving occasionally to stay out of the drips. 
The shopping bus just returned and disgorged a dozen other cruisers and all their mornings packages and groceries.  They've all crowded under the picnic area and now my quiet is filled with chatter in several different languages.  Trinidad is a mecca for cruisers from around the world. At last night's potluck we met cruisers from Switzerland, South Africa, New York, New Zealand and England.  Since we're below the hurricane belt, cruisers come here to spend the season, haul their boats and have work done in one of the 12 or so boat yards. Pretty much anything that needs to be found/repaired/replaced or fabricated for a boat can be done here.  And done in wood or fibreglass or metal.  We (meaning Steve) have an extensive list and have to sit down and see what we really need to do or have made while we're here.  I'd just like to find some mahogany to make a new set of companionway stairs, our 'temporary' set is almost 3 years old.
The video wouldn't upload, I'll try again tomorrow.



No photos today, I forgot the cord to attach the camera to the computer.  We got into Trinidad after a beautiful, overnight, full moon sail from Grenada.  After a quick check in with Immigration and Customs, we made our way around to the Trinidad and Tobago Sailing Association.  TTSA has a large mooring field and anchorage.  We chose to anchor so that we can swing with the wind and keep the boat a little cooler.  The moored boats are moored bow and stern so they can be packed in pretty tightly and there is no swinging going on.  The sun here is brutaly hot, so any breeze is welcome. 
Generally when we get into a new country we spend the first few days getting to know our way around and checking out the buses and grocery stores.  Here in Chaguaramas, the first thing to do was get our mail sent from Florida.  It seems that debit cards have expiration dates and that cash machines give their version of a belly laugh when you try to use one that's expired!  Who knew??  Anyway, we pooled our available Euros, EC, $$ and TT and are making due until the mail comes, sometime next week, we hope.  (We've had friends offer to loan us money until our card comes, but we think that if we have to suffer a little now, we may remember to check the dates in the future. (insert another belly laugh here.))
We have lots of friends here, we're all still waiting out the hurricane season and we're looking forward to catching up with them and also meeting all our new neighbors here st TTSA.  There are several tours planned, one of which is called "A Taste of Trini", an all day trip where we get to eat our way around the island.  Can't wait for that one.