After all the hustle and bustle of a hectic work week, it’s a quite a good idea as any to cool down, un-wind, relax kick your feet up and get caught up in the beauty which surrounds us in Trinidad & Tobago.
Jump into your car, take a Public Transportation Bus (PTSC) air-conditioned bus, taxi meet and greet friends, family, neighbors, or simply ordinary folks. Must confess some of my great life lessons, experiences actually occurred speaking to someone on a bus, its broadens your perspective on life great ideals!
Or perhaps car pool and have a girls “road trip’ trust me when I say you won’t regret it!
First stop Beaches
Macqueripe, Maracas Beach, have a bite of the scrumptious bake Bake n Shark, Las Cuevas Bay, Blanchisseuse Bay, L’Anse Martin, Salybia Beach, Manzanilla, Mayaro, Quinam Beach, Damien Bay and Yarra.
Next Stop we are going to La Brea (de Pitch Lake) the largest asphalt lake in the world! This lake is 100 acres, 250 feet deep in the centre and holds 10 million ton of pitch (true talk)! Over the years historically artifacts have been found such as mastodon tooth, fossil remains of a giant sloth and evidence of the Amerindians existence in this community.
The villagers stated the pitch lake has healing properties because of the high sulphur content, thus far scientific proof have not come forward to rebuff such claims, very interesting stuff indeed!
Third stop, Piparo & Princes Town to view mud volcanoes apparently they erupt when natural gases (methane) and sediment build up over time and spew mud not hot lava as in the case of the huge volcanoes overseas.
Some history in 1997 the Piparo mud volcano erupted and caused some distress in the community and is a main attraction in this community. However, early inhabitants in Princes Town heard the loud noise, sounds, the mud volcano eruptions and thought it was the Devil’s presence hence the reason its name the “Devil’s Woodyard”.
Special mention though, if your visiting next year May to September Turtle watching better be on your itinerary, a thrilling site live being created as the sun goes down.
The leather back, loggerhead, hawksbill and olive ridley turtle visit our shores to nest, the leather back is more prominent and easily detected because they usually weigh a whopping 2,000 pounds.
As the journey continues, walk with credit card and cash in tow, drive to Piarco or drive to San Fernando (which direction you prefer) to catch the water ferry to take a boat or plane respectively head to Tobago!
Let we go to T-O-B-A-G-O…… we going to scuba dive look at the 300 beautiful species of coral reefs, e.g. fire and black coral, staghorn, giant tube sponges, under sea gardens and rock pillars.
On arrival jump on a glass-bottomed boat and view the Buccoo Marine Park, a lot of people frequent this spot to snorkel good choice!
The Nylon Pool at Buccoo Bay a fascinating shallow swimming experience, its warm in comparison to some other beaches. Tobagonians say the Nylon Pool have rejuvenating powers, after which some bathers have indicated they look five years younger, so take a dip or two!
Many people who visit Tobago beaches, say it’s clear as day and water clean as spring water. Englishman’s Bay has white sand, deep clear water and at Mount Irvine snorkelers can attest to coral, lobsters and large parrot fish!
Trinidad & Tobago have over 470 species of birds, all colours singing glorious all day, to the beat of island so sweet and the people complement everyone in every imaginable way!
Our national bird the Scarlet Ibis could be seen in all of its splendor flying high at the Caroni Brd Sanctuary.
The sites, seas and sounds of Trinbago offer a paradise, a Caribbean pasture to call home restful, rejuvenation awaits just as nature can be clinched just in a nick of time”.
By Nicole Fisher