Want to see and hear the worst of the worst, every day? Anchor
at Chaguaramas Bay, Trinidad! The so called SOCA starts around 10 p.m. and goes on until well into the following morning. Your boat reverberates with the way too loud base that travels across the bay unimpeded. Sleep is impossible even with earplugs.
On most days fishermen in boats with a high bow over which they cannot see at speed threaten to run over anyone in a dingy or kayak
- like me. Three times I have almost been run over by these dudes. An outboard
smaller than 300 h.p. is an embarrassment, two or three ideal. The "no wake through anchorage" sign is ignored, and uncountable boats speed through causing a steady supply of wakes.
I've been tempted to post a couple of videos of the anchorage on u-tube and entitle them "Why Chagaramas Sucks".
As if this is not enough, the conditions in a southerly make the anchorage untenable if downright dangerous. But that's a different matter...