The tropical wave became a tropical storm named Bret. We were totally prepared and as our nerves were calmed down the waiting started. The information we got was positive for us because the eye of the storm was supposed to go over Trinidad and winds were supposed to be under 40 knots. But anyway we were busy that night. Around 22.00 hours suddenly a catamaran appeared just in front of us, there was nobody on it and dragged of his anchor. Ronald did initiate a rescue operation and Gi from Lazuli and David from Winchard II arrived immediately. We also warned the coastguard but they had nobody available at that moment. Sweden Dreams had the key of the catamaran and together Gi from Lazuli and Carlos from Sweden Dreams managed to get the motors started and got the catamaran on to a mooring. There Camu was waiting in his kayak to put the line trough the eye of the mooring ball. Very good operation which took about two hours in wind and rain. The coastgard arrived as they were heading to the mooring. One hour later we got over the net a warning from David (Winchard II) that there was a monohull coming straight at our boat. Before we could grab our fenders it past just at a meter and halve in front of us, scary. After informing the coastgard they pulled this Moody 42 out of the mangrove and put it on their pontoon, the line of the mooring was broken. This was also an unattended boat. Luckily the wind was not that bad because there are a lot of boats here in the bay which are unattended.
Last week we went also to the turtle watch, a great experience. We saw 4 Leather Bags, the biggest turtles on this planet. We saw the process of making the nest, laying the eggs and cover the nest with sand of one of the turtles, the shield was 152 centimeter and we were allowed touching this as they go in trance when they are laying the eggs. A very impressive experience, at 04.00 hours we were back at the boat and it was worth it.