Friday, January 14, 2011
The new boat has arrived...IN ANOTHER COUNTRY!
It's been 12 days in Trinidad. I flew here earlier than required but still, the boat I am to crew on was suppose to be here 5 days ago. Lately, it's really been getting to me. I've been in 4 different rooms in 3 different hotels. I feel like a fish out of water, flopping around the deck, gasping for air. Sea air. I miss it so much.
Today, finally it arrived. IN GRENADA.
I guess they had some things break on the boat during their transatlantic passage and needed to go to Grenada instead. An island closer for them but I flew past them to be in Trini. (notice I've been here so long, it's now Trini like I'm a local)
So what am I going to do? Go to the beach. Yes, today I paid for a day trip to Tobago. The sister island of Trinidad located 21 miles away. My driver will be here at 3:45am (yes I am not kidding) and I will take the 6:45 fast ferry there and the 4pm ferry back. Round trip it cost $18 US. Tobago is suppose to be the jewel of this area. I had waited long enough for the boat and decided I wanted to see Tobago and so I shall.
I'm seeing these islands by accident it seems. But that's okay. I'm caught somewhere between Lost in Translation and the Accidental Tourist.