Friday, March 11, 2011

Dreevay around Tobago

On Tuesday, we did a tour of Tobago - by accident, of course. It was my brilliant idea: Let's go to Parletuvier for lobster! Sounds great. So Richard and I set off on our trek to Parletuvier - neither one of us particularly clear on how to get there, but in possession of what turned out to be a very dodgy map. Needless to say, we took the long way! But in so doing we rediscovered (and for me, discovered) parts of Tobago we'd long forgotten, like the enormous silk cotton tree in Moriah, and the fort at Plymouth.

Oh - we in fact discovered, on arriving in Parletuvier after driving for 3 hours, that the lobster lady, Miss Jemma, was to be found in Speyside - on the other side of the island! We did make it there in the end, and the lobster with oodles of garlic butter was so worth it!

Here are some of the photos we took.

Richard's photos from Pigeon Point

Richard has been playing around with an instamatic camera setting on my i-pod. He's been able to capture some gorgeous images. These ones are from Pigeon Point today.

A tiny bit of beach on the way to Pigeon Point

Over the course of my life, I must have driven down the road to Pigeon Point hundreds of times.  You know, the beach facilities are quite a way in, and you have to pass by various little stalls selling sarongs and carved calabashes.  Never, at least I don't think so, have I stopped at the beautiful stretch of beach that leads up to Pigeon Point - the part that's free!

Richard and I have been in Tobago for the best part of a week now, and in an attempt to reverse a terrible mistake we made by heading over to Store Bay on Ash Wednesday (all hundreds of people, boom boxes and girls wining on the beach included) I looked across the bay and saw an almost empty stretch of beach.  I told Richard that's where we should go.  And so we did.

Well, behold a pristine little beach, with a shallow reef so it's relatively calm, lots of trees you can sit under for shade, and almost the best part - it was quiet and near!

Here are some of the pictures I snapped there today.