Travel Blogs from Grande Riviere
In researching things to do in Tobago, one priority was clear. The Tobago Main Ridge Forest Reserve was created, amazingly, by an ordinance in British Parliament in 1776, making it the world's oldest such reserve, we are told. Ted and Alison are both professional biologists and foresters so a guided tour of this tropical rain forest was not to be missed.
There was a poster in the reception area of our hotel that promoted ...
Somewhere around 1953 our family went to Tobago for a holiday. I don't remember much about the holiday, but I sure remember Buccoo Reef. We went out to the reef from Pigeon Point in an open fishing boat accompanied by a boat-man and a guide. We anchored on the reef and got out of the boat to wander around, in running shoes, on the coral. We were able to look closely at the life on the reef through observation boxes that had glass bottoms in them. We also had diving masks and could ...
If you were trying to describe the perfect tropical beach, Pigeon Point would fit the bill to a tee. On the windward, or east side, wind surfers and parasailers are in their glory as steady trade winds propel them at remarkable speeds over sand and coral shoals lying beneath the amazing turquoise sea. On the leeward side, the most idyllic coral-sand beach you can imagine slides gently into the clear blue waters.
The entire point is protected by the ...
... hospital much or really did anything too intellectual, but we definitely had a good time. Started off the week showing the Manchester kids around pigeon island and the stunning views up the hills. Napped on the beach to recover from the not so strenuous hike before heading to the bar for more beers and the Super Bowl. One of the local pubs was throwing a Super Bowl party so we hung around for some chicken and popcorn. The game seemed to go down hill in the opening ...
In all fairness I only saw two snakes during this 10 day island trip, but the stories I heard about them terrified me and haunted me throughout the trip.
When I told people I was headed to Trinidad and Tobago most of them looked at me strangely and asked "why?" Turns out one of my good friends from school, Finn, is doing research down there. He heard about it through one of our mutual friends and decided to hop on the project. The deal is he works for three months and then ...
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