|Biking though the Bamboo Cathedral in Chaguaramas, Trinidad|
Since my last post and the departure of our New Haven friends, Dana and I went through a short depression before pulling ourselves together and shaking the "missing friends" blues. We ended up staying in Tobago another nine days after their departure. Soon after Otis, Jon, and Beth left, we met the neighbors anchored next to us, Karsten and Julia. They arrived on their steel hull sailboat from Germany via Turkey, Cape Verde, and Brazil. Their route was far different than ours, involving completely unique experiences (e.g. crossing the Atlantic Ocean). We're similar age, which is rare among cruisers, and spent much of the week hanging out. We watched world cup together, went to the Sunday School party, shared dinghy rides, went out for dinners, and had each other over for cocktails on our respective boats. It was a blast and we were sad to say goodbye when we up-anchored and sailed to Trinidad. Hopefully we can keep in touch.
|Toasting with Karsten and Julia|
|Twin Rivers Waterfall, Tobago|
|Glass bottom boat picking us up right off Eventyr|
|Limin' in the Nylon Pool|
|Seemed advisable after a couple rum drinks|
|Dolphins off the port bow with Trinidad in the background|
|Dana's birthday Mahi|
Jordan and Austin, who crewed on Jaguar, teach at international schools here in Trinidad, and Alicia, Jordan's girlfriend, is in her residency for dentistry. Alex, Austin's wife who also crewed on Jaguar, works as a management consultant. Dana and I met the group in Bequia and they were all at the pool party along with other friends they know through hashing and ultimate frisbee. It was a super fun group and soon the party devolved into people taking turns diving into the pool catching frisbees.
|Jordan showing off for the ladies|
|Alex laying out|
|Getting ready for the Trinidad Hash House Harriers run with Jordan and Alicia|
|And we're off!|