above: New Years Eve Party
above: View of Man O' War Bay with Charlotteville behind the trees
above: My first (mini) catch!
above: Our internet cafe
above: The view from the pass
Wow, I can't believe it's 2013! May it be a wonderful year for everyone as we hope for a great and exciting year of cruising. After our eventful Christmas, Melody finally settled on her anchorage and we were free to relax and get some decent sleep. We've spent the week doing loads of snorkelling as the water became clear again after the heavy rains the previous week. The bay is littered with beautiful reefs that are home to an abundance of tropical fish. We were in our element and it gave us the opportunity to learn how to spear fish. Even I managed to catch something! We've had two BBQ's on the beach with the other cruisers where we could enjoy a large variety of fish and compare their different flavours . One of the best braai's I've ever had was when we could enjoy 5 different types of fish seasoned with only a little lime juice and salt. mmm... I think this trip is going to ruin my ability to eat fish that is more than a few hours old.
We are finally ready to head to Trinidad where we will be doing a bit of work on old Melodious. We spent yesterday getting things organized as we prepare for our first trip with the just the two of us. It is a little daunting with our watches needing to be a little longer to allow for a decent amount of sleep but the short distance is keeping my nerves at bay. The swell picked up in the night giving Wil an opportunity to have an awesome surf this morning while I took it easy on the boat. We'll be signing out of Tobago today and will start our short journey this evening to ensure we arrive in the morning light. Plenty of the other cruisers, that we have met during our stay, will also be heading to Chaguaramas so we'll have plenty of company down there.