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1 day ago

Trinidad is a great island to visit, because there is so much stuff to see and do, but it is not a good place to go cruising. This is because...

The post Chacahacare is one of the few anchorages in Trinidad appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

2 days ago

As those of you that have been reading the last several days (and weeks) know, I spent Carnival (same time as Mardi Gras) in Trinidad this year. I had so...

The post The Parade of Bands is the main event at Carnival appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

3 days ago

J’ouvert is a gallicization version of jou ouvè, the Antillean Creole French term meaning “dawn” or “daybreak”, which makes sense since it starts around 3:30-4am and goes through sunrise until...

The post J’ouvert is the ultimate street party in Trinidad appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

4 days ago

The last Sunday night of Carnival season in Trinidad & Tobago is when they have Dimanchie Gras, which is the pageant to view top ten costumes for men & women...

The post Dimanchie Gras is the dressy event of Carnival appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

5 days ago

For the last several weeks I have been writing about Trinidad and Tobago and all the places I explored on my second trip here. Well as much fun as I...

The post Old Yard was my first Trinidad Carnival event appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

7 days ago

Since I was in Trinidad for two and a half to three weeks and staying in Chaguaramas where all the yacheting facilities are, I figured I should get a few...

The post Working on the boat in Trinidad is great appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

8 days ago

One place I wanted to check out in Port of Spain that I did not get to see two years ago when I was in Trinidad & Tobago was the...

The post Trinidad & Tobago National Museum & Art Gallery appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

9 days ago

Today I am publishing a video blog showing me raising, sailing, and dousing my new-to-me spinnaker sail. I bought a used ParaSailor at the end of last season and set...

The post Disaster struck while using my ParaSailor spinnaker for the first time appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

10 days ago

Yesterday I told you all about my hike up to the old US tracking station and how I heard lots of red howler monkeys all around me. Plus, I got...

The post The U Pick Chaguaramas Farm restaurant was perfect appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

11 days ago

Back in mid February I rented a car in Trinidad for five days and have been telling you all about my adventures over the last two weeks. Well today is...

The post Starting the day of with an early morning hike appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

12 days ago

The Chaguaramas Military History & Aerospace Museum is a mixed bag. It was formed in 1991 by Gaylord Kelshall, who did a wonderful job in putting together a history of...

The post The Chaguaramas Military History & Aerospace Museum appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

14 days ago

If you want a great view over looking Port of Spain then Fort George is the place you should head. Here you will be able to look down onto the...

The post On the hill over looking Port of Spain you will find Fort George appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

15 days ago

Yesterday I told you about Maracas Waterfall and how that was not the last stop of the day. That is because we drove down the hills to St Augustine and...

The post Did you know Mount St. Benedict Abbey is in Trinidad appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

16 days ago

Up in the North Range, which is the hills that run full length of the northern part of Trinidad, you will find Maracas Waterfall. It is about a ten minute...

The post Maracas Waterfall is the tallest in Trinidad appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

18 days ago

Yesterday Holly, James, and I visited Nariva Swamp where Bobby took us on a boat tour to Bush Bush Island to see red howler monkeys and white-fronted capuchin monkeys. It...

The post How can you not get fresh watermelon right next to the farm? appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

19 days ago

Today we started our second day of adventuring around Trinidad in the car I rented, or as Holly liked to say Another Adventure 2.0 (her boat is named Another Adventure,...

The post What to expect when visiting the Nariva Swamp in Trinidad appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

20 days ago

I hope you liked reading about the Pitch lake two day ago and watching Holly, James, and I playing in the mud volcano yesterday. We were able to do these...

The post Roads in Trinidad are no joke appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

22 days ago

After we took the tour of Pitch Lake in southern Trinidad that I wrote about yesterday, we drove an hour east to check out a mud volcano. Not really knowing...

The post Have you ever jumped into a mud volcano? appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

22 days ago

You bet it is! Pitch Lake in southwest Trinidad is the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world, around 10 million tons, and covers 100 acres with depths up...

The post Is Pitch Lake more than a puddle of asphalt? appeared first on SV Guiding Light.

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