Viola's Place

110 Hampden Rd, Lowlands, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean | Condo
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Travel Blogs from Lowlands

Tobago farewell

A travel blog entry by andy_n

2

... a pretty little beach, however, that was supervised by the Department of Tourism. There were changing rooms and showers and a team of three life guards was on duty. Surf boards and other water sports equipment was available for rent and refreshment was available from local vendors. A very pushy beach-chair lessor persuaded us to rent his wares.

Off the beach a small coral reef was immediately at hand. Sad to say, ...

Bachacks on parade

A travel blog entry by andy_n

4

... need to put two tables together in order to seat the six of us she made a big production of the tremendous inconvenience this presented to her. My patience having run out, I barked at her, which seemed to wake her up some, although no tip for service was paid on this day.

The rest of the afternoon was spent in the surf and in the pool, followed by a very satisfactory dinner of fresh tuna at the El Toucan restaurant.


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Out on the reef

A travel blog entry by andy_n

4

... woman, still glaring, who thrust out her jaw in my direction and said "Eh?" I decided to try my luck at another kitchen.

Later that day we gathered on the beach below our apartment for a swim. Happily, a moderate surf was up, creating waves that we could body-surf upon. It was a great thrill for me to be able to share this activity - that I used to live for as a boy - with my son and grand children.

For dinner we set out toward the town of Buccoo, looking for ...

In the shelter of the reef

A travel blog entry by andy_n

4

... Coral Reef, the leading edge of which lies off shore about one kilometer. Heavy Caribbean surf pounds into the reef out there, dissipating energy in a spectacular display of crashing white crests on blue sea. Arriving on shore, the fury has been reduced to gentle swells, perfect for snorkeling or just dabbling about.

Pigeon Point is operated as a heritage park by the government of Tobago. Entry fee is about $3.00 CDN. for adults. For your money you ...

On the beach

A travel blog entry by andy_n

5

... feet away, a small gathering had formed and had set up a huge amplifier powered by a gasoline generator. What followed was eight hours, nonstop, of the world's loudest and most unrecognizable "music." If it had been calypso, I'd have gotten it. Reggae, OK. But this was just a primitive "whoompa whoompa" with screamed lyrics in totally unknown languages, if languages they were, accompanied by electronic noisemaking of the most shrill and rancorous ilk. It was ...

Location

This condo, located on 110 Hampden Rd, Lowlands, is near Argyle Waterfall, Fort King George, Store Bay, and Island Girl Catamaran.
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