La Aventura with Patti & James

06 July 2018 | Faial Island –Atlantic Portugal
24 June 2018 | National Holiday day in Faial
22 June 2018 | afternoon whale watching boat trip
20 June 2018 | an enjoyable day trip to another island.
19 June 2018 | Fabulous Faial. – Azorean Island
18 June 2018 | Faial Island – Horta Harbour - Mid Atlantic
29 May 2018 | Mid Atlantic - in the middle of nowhere
26 May 2018 | the cruising yachtsman’s haven
25 May 2018 | party day in Hamilton
10 May 2018 | Vero Beach/Ft Pierce –road trip to Jacksonville.
12 April 2018 | Vibeke onboard
17 March 2018 | lovely to return to Belize and Mexico and meet up with sailing friends along the way
24 January 2018 | I have become so interested in Guatemala textiles
17 January 2018 | So great to catchup with so many friends and our families
01 November 2017 | what a wonderful Guatemalan fiesta to experience
29 October 2017 | Volcanic crater
28 October 2017 | Antiqua - Guatemala

TRINIDAD - PORT OF SPAIN

01 September 2012 | 50 YEAR INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS
1ST BLOG FROM TRINIDAD
IMAGE – the show – independence celebrations
Trinidad and Tobago officially celebrated is 50 year independence during the 1st week in September, during which there two public holidays (Friday and Monday) to make it a long, long weekend. Trinis love to party - and they call any type of social get-together involving drinks, food and music limin’. Believe me there was lots of limin’ going on! Trinidad is also famous worldwide for its annual Carnival held in February each year – and the 50 year independence celebrations we attended on Saturday 1st September gave us an insight into the show and costumes that excel at Carnival time. The event was held at the famous Queens Park Oval Cricket ground – so it was great for us to also get a look around this iconic West Indies cricket ground. All the locals were out, proudly dressed in Red, White and Black clothing of their national flag. The story behind the colour and design of the national flag is very interesting – the Red is to show warmth of the sun and the people; there are 2 sections of red - as it is a twin island nation; The white strip is for Purity – of the surrounding waters and separating the two islands; the Black is to depict the wealth of the land and the country – both the oil and the people of African and Indian origin. We enjoyed a great evening’s entertainment with a pageant extravaganza telling the story of the country’s history with music and dance and some magnificent costumes. Then later the musical entertainment turned from traditional steel pan to Soca and Calypso with all ages dancing in the aisles.
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Vessel Name: La Aventura
Crew: James & Patti

Who: James & Patti