Monthly Archives: February 2012


Rain in the rainforest – a hike to Celery Bay

Good old Gervais had a real treat planned for us today. A trek through the rain forest to Celery Bay. All downhill too (ah, of course that meant all uphill on the way back…). The hike was amazing and followed a trail c180-200 years old, used to bring fish up from the beach. Our hike took in almond trees, green parrots, the very noisy traditional bird of T and T, […]


Sunset at Irvine Bay

Had a very chilled day around the appartment, playing games, eating and generally slobbing about. It was a beautiful sunny day so we were looking forward to a late afternoon watching the sunset at Irvine bay about 40 minutes walk from our appartment. And what a truly fabulous treat it was… The it was off to bed for an early night – 7 am hike tomorrow…


A drive round the island

Thelma and Dougie very kindly treated us to a whistlestop tour of the island (they don’t do this for just anyone you know, so don’t get your hopes up 😉 ). Out round the island tour took in James Fort, Plymouth (site of the oldest fort in Tobago), Footprints Eco Resort (including a quick drink and a game of pool) and a haunted, huge, Silk Cotton Tree, the oldest on […]


A waterfall with actual err… water, falling

Started the day with one of my fabulous (even if I say so myself) cooked breakfasts and fruit salads in preparation for out planned guided hike up to a waterfall. At the arranged time the lovely Gervais, our guide for the afternoon, picked us up and off we went to Highland Falls. A pleasant, gentle work with the odd river crossing and final destination of a stunning water fall. After […]


Store Bay

Fully recovered from last evening’s bout of motion sickness we were ready to tackle the sea again. This time from land! A couple of hours spent at the beach in Store Bay. Crashing waves and rough sea so no swimming, so had to make do with a bit of a paddle and getting drenched now and again by the spray. Fortunately there was also entertainment laid on in the form […]


Back to Tobago

A leisurely brekky and morning in the pool at Norma’s followed by lunch at the local food court before our final taxi ride with the trusty Parish to the port for our ferry crossing to Tobago. Bye bye Trini and thanks for a wonderful time, hope to return in the not-to-distant future. The crossing was terrible! Rough, rough, rough. Now I’ve done a lot of boat trips but this was […]


Asa Wright

After all the partying it was time to get back to natcha. Off to Asa Wright National Park for a spot of birdwatching, rainforest hiking and general lovely natural wordliness. A smorgasbord of hummingbirds  other vibrant feathered and non feathered creatures including Agoutis (a bit like a large rat), MatMat (lizard), beautiful rainforest trees and plants. I was in heaven… On our mini hike through the park with the excellent […]


Carnivaaaaaaaaaaaaal

Started the day with a hearty breakfast at Norma’s to fortify us for our dancing in the streets marathon, then a half hour in the pool (it was another hot, hot, day dammit!). Ever reliable Parish, our friendly cabby turned up at the allotted time to run us into town for the main parade day of the carnival festivities and a chance to get up close and personal with the […]


Beach, beach, beach

Leisurely morning and then picked up by our  friendly and now familiar taxi man, Parish. This time we were off to Las Cuevas, the next beach along from Maracas Bay. As we headed out of town, evidence of the previous nights “Jouvert” celebrations was everywhere in the form of paint covered people and streets. En route to Las Cuevas stopped off at Williams Bay and the nearby yacht club. Lots […]


Dimanche Gras

After hanging about at Norma’s during the day, relaxing dip in the pool, in the evening we were off to sample our first taste of the spectacle that is Trinidad carnival. Taxi ride into the stadium at Queen’s Park Savannah, bag a good seat and settle down for an evening of Calypso, Pans, and a parade of amazing carnival costumes. I was completely blown away. The amount of work and […]