Sunday, January 22, 2017

Off The Charts In Guyana - The Boathouse

The Boathouse

I may have mentioned The Boathouse in previous blog posting but I don’t think I fully explained.  FYI – I don’t know if it’s actually called The Boathouse.  That is just what our little cruiser circus came to call it.  “Let’s all meet up at The Boathouse after we all get our various errands accomplished.” 
Boathouse marina

The Boathouse is really a marina.  But not like you might expect.  It’s a marina for river pirogues.  It looks VERY different than any other marina we’ve experienced.  The water is very shallow depending on the tide.  We used The Boathouse to park our dinghies.  There was generally one of The Boathouse guys (Sean or Kelvis) there to take our painter and help us ashore.  We don’t lock our dinghy because they need to be able to move the boats around based on who is coming or going.  Not lock it up?  What?  I know…..weird for us.  We lock our dinghy everywhere we go.  Everywhere!  But not here.  It just doesn’t work that way.  There is NO way to lock them up.  Happily, nothing ever happened.  The Boathouse guys also help us load all of our supplies purchased ashore back into the dinghy and cast us off.  At low tide, they often had to wade out themselves to get us far enough out to put the outboards down.  The usual tip?  $500 G$ or $2.50US. 
Loading back up after a day ashore

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