We try to balance our time between boat projects/maintenance, daily chores, and fun. One of the fun things we did recently was to take the #1 bus from Port Louis Marina down to the True Blue roundabout, walk about a mile down True Blue Road, and then have lunch at the Container Park.
The Container Park is a “food court” that is made of shipping containers. It is right next to St. George’s University and is usually thronged with students, but they won’t be back until next year, so the rest of us now have it to ourselves.
The individual shipping containers are painted different vibrant colors and house a variety of food-truck style restaurants, including Mexican, Thai, Cuban, burgers, smoothies, and coffee house fare. There is a playground for the kids and a bar for the adults, as well as tons of covered and open picnic table seating.
When school is in session, the Container Park hosts lots of events such as the Friday Food Festival and karoke (barf). A few weeks ago they started a movie night that has gotten very popular among cruisers. I’m in heaven, because I am addicted to movies and haven’t been to a proper movie theater in years. Every Wednesday, they show a movie (usually an action movie) from Netflix that is projected on a large wall that has been painted white.
The sound quality is great (thanks to those karoke speakers), and it’s kind of like going to a drive-in movie: sitting in the soft Caribbean dark, listening to the frogs sing, watching people on the big screen shoot and stab and punch each other. What could be better?