I hadn’t seen this done in years. Was nice to see a little tradition come to life again.
I thought I was going to have to miss it this year but no, I lucked out. The kids headed sailing with their dad and and I got to go have fun in Monkey River. Monkey River is a small village south of Placencia that now holds an annual 2 day festival. It’s a nice village to visit at the best of times and even more so when there’s music, entertainment, food and drink available.
The kids were having fun in the river.
The DJ kept the music flowing.
From his palm tree studio.
There were competitions to be won. Like coconut husking.
The Strong Man Competition.
Which involved dragging a sand bag
Running with cement blocks
And lugging 2 big lobster pots.
Make sure you don’t miss it next year!
More festival pics in another post.
I’m always trying to capture stuff in people’s sunglasses. Mostly in my friend Laura’s, as they are so reflective. This is me on a boat on my way to the Monkey River Festival.
More about the Monkey River Festival in my next post.
I assume that this working sail boat is from Sarteneja which is way up North.
This one is all tidied up and having a rest.
I love the way the pulls (or what ever they are called) for the sails are used as clothes lines.
And the doreys are stacked neatly on top of one another. The fishermen anchor the sailboat and then use the doreys to move around and dive their lobster and conch.
Where do the crew fit?