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Conversation with a Carriacou fellow outsides Tyrrel Bay customs and immigration, a few days back, "Ha you seen de shotupboat, Mon?"
Me, "What?"
Him,"You know mon, dat boat dat got all shotup comin furm Trin-dad.
Me, "Oh yeah, I heard about that. So they brought that boat here?"
"Ya mon, cool."
"Cool."
I guess it's what passes for water cooler conversation down this way?
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Wow. Did you hear the story about the "shotupboat"?

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Yes. People drove north from Trinidad to Grenada and were attacked by pirates.

So now the local cruisers want ALL vessels leaving Trinidad to VHF when there are leaving and where are they going!

Lololololololol

I have said how STUPUD they are and they Slag me.

If you are in Pirate waterS DO NOT TELL THEM ON THE VHF!


FFS!
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It's well known that pirates from Venezuela don't speak English.
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It's well known that pirates from Venezuela don't speak English.


LOLOLOLOLOL


Yes, sorry, I forgot about that.



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I just don't see the problem getting to and from Trinidad safely.
We always make the trip in the dark. It's only 80 miles, so if you know your boat's average speed (one should hope everyone in Grenada has figured that out after getting there from wherever they started), you can figure the voyage length to within a reasonable amount of time.
So leave Grenada at whatever time puts you at the Boca at dawn. Leave Trinidad just after dusk because you'll have no problem leaving Chaguaramas or anchoring in Prickly in the dark. So far, there haven't been any problems close to Grenada.
I can't see a flotilla working unless all the boats slow down to the slowest boat. Personally, I don't think I could do that.
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Yikes As the Eagles sang "Call someplace Paradise and kiss it goodbye" Still have fond memories of two charters in Lo Roques Venezuela which has been off my list for years now. Was thinking of revisiting Grenada and Tobago Cay but, our annual charter in the Exumas next week sounds like the safest bet.
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