I have been notified that it is time for me to blog again. So here I am blogging.
I decided to blog about Trinidad – rather than go on from where I left off, which was Salvador, right?
Well, since then we stopped at French Guyana. It was a fascinating place and we stayed there for quite a while so that if I was to go on from there, you would probably not read about Trinidad before February 2016. One thing I will say, though, is that if you ever happen to be in French Guyana – go to their Zoo – it is marvellous!
Trinidad has lots of spicy food. If you buy any street food, you have to tell them : “slight pepper”, because otherwise you’ll never be able to finish whatever you’re eating because of the burn. (Trinnis call chilly “peppah”)
We found a very good church. It is called the Westside Community Church.
There is an American family in the church with a difficult surname. We have become great friends with them. They are also a family of six – having four children too. The oldest is twelve and luckily she is a girl. Her name is Lily. Then it is her brothers, Matthew and Blake and their little sister Lucy. They are very nice and their house is like a weekend house to us now, because Lily invites us over for sleepovers all the time. I am definitely NOT complaining : ).
At the Power Boat Marina – where we are staying, there is also a Welsh guy. He is 16 and very tall and his name is Bryn. He owns a wakeboard and often invites us to go wakeboarding with him. My sisters love it, but I don’t.
Kieran (15), a South African guy, also lives on a boat at the marina. He has a knee-board. I haven’t tried it yet, but I don’t want to.
We met a Dutch family through Bryn’s family. They stayed at the TTSA anchorage. They have three children: Marijn (17), Senne (15) and Marjolijn (14). We had loads of fun with them especially since the marina where they stayed has a pool. But they sailed on before us and are long gone by now.
At the church, there is another great family. The Elliots. The Mom and the Dad and the daughter Leah. They are Trinidadian and play the steel pan drums as a family. They have gone on quite a few mission outreaches as a family. They invited us to go zip-lining with them and we in turn, took them to see the Gaspary caves. The only one of their family that had visited the caves before was the Dad and that was 40 years ago!
There is one more family to mention. A South African couple from Cape Town. They own the boat ‘Out of Africa’. Uncle John and aunty Joanne also attend Westside Community Church when they are here. Uncle John does not speak Afrikaans entirely, but he mixes his languages anyway. =)