Swingin' on a Star

Ship's log for the circumnavigating Saint Francis 50 catamaran, "Swingin on a Star".

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25 May 2009 | Yacht Harbor
30 April 2009 | Malakal
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28 April 2009 | Malakal
27 April 2009 | Malakal

Tobago to Trinidad

19 December 2007 | Store Bay
I woke up at 08:30 feeling a little bruised and crusty after the previous evening's escapades. Doris was happily rolling in the swell coming around Buccoo Reef to the north. Stean woke up and immediately offered me chocolate chip cookies. Of course I ate them.

Seeing as how my Tobago side trip was fairly unplanned I was not exactly sure how I was going to get back to Chagaramas. Stean indicated that there were flights almost hourly to Port of Spain from the Tobago airport and graciously insisted that he pay for my fare.

After watching a swarm of fish boiling out of the blue water we set about putting the boat in order and launching the dinghy. Some of the other boaters in the anchorage directed us to the best beach to land on just north of the Coco Reef Resort. We tied the dinghy to a tree on the south end of the beach and walked to the north end of the beach where the road to town comes through. It was a nice walk to the airport.

We waited in one room for a while to buy a standby ticket and then waited at the airport proper to trade that for a boarding pass. The grand total was $25 US. I couldn't see how the airline turned a profit. The cab to Chagaramas from the Port of Spain airport cost more.

It had been less than 24 hours but I already missed Hideko and Roq and was glad to be getting back. I said a hearty goodbye to my new friend. I hope we catch up with him and his family before they leave Tobago.
Vessel Name: Swingin on a Star
Vessel Make/Model: Saint Francis 50
Hailing Port: Las Vegas, NV
Crew: Randy & Hideko Abernethy
About: Randy, Hideko and Roq
Home Page: http://swinginonastar.com
Swingin on a Star's Photos - Swingin on a Star (Main)
Selected photos of Swingin' on a Star at anchor.
7 Photos
Created 18 September 2007
31 Photos
Created 15 September 2007
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