Finally the day had come for the relaunch of La Vagabonde! Our last minute jobs were finished, scrubbing the decks, re-stocking the pantry, cleaning the mould and Grenada Marina had finished their list of jobs for us too so we were more than ready to get back in the water. Unfortunately we had some engine troubles and our planned overnight sail down to Trinidad was put on hold for an extra day until we could get it sorted. Fortunately it turned out to be just a starter battery and after some ridiculous suggestions by Riley we decided to just get a new one.
It had been a long time since she had been in the water and it was a spiritual moment watching her rhythmically swaying in the giant crane belly slings as if to some unknown hymn before being gracefully baptised. There was a lightning strike in the distance and a crow that was flying overhead dropped out of the sky. Unfortunately none of this was captured on film so you will just have to believe us.
We decided that an overnight sail down to Trinidad would be the best option so as to arrive during day light hours which is always prudent. There was a bit of a squall and no sleep unfortunately but we could not have been happier to be out amongst it again. We also had to dodge some Oil Rigs off the coast of Trinidad.
We take a mooring ball in Chaguramus Bay for the night until we sort out a place for us in the marina as we have mail waiting for us. A new matermaker! We spend the next week installing her, and then we finally have some free time to go and explore the island.
Stay tuned for the watermaker installation video and adventures of Trinidad.
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Sailing La Vagabonde.