We try and keep Saturday free for some new Trini adventure, and yesterday was no exception.
We rolled out of bed at 5:20 a.m., picked up our friend Marie and headed up the north coast road to meet our guide Emil and 18 of our soon to be hiker friends. Our goal, the Paria waterfall. After a bumpy and weavy drive to the end of the north coast road, we parked, hitched up our back packs and trundled off down the trail in search of one of Trinidad's beautiful waterfalls. After 3 hours, a few water breaks, several amazing vistas, 3 turtles swimming in the ocean, a lost camera, a found camera and several super cool plant stories, we reached (that is what Trinis say when you get somewhere)! The waterfall was cool, and the swimming and rock jumping was even cooler.
Don't forget to check out the pictures and video: http://tellingourstories2014.blogspot.ca/p/photo-gallery.html
After leaving the waterfall, we played in some monstrous ocean waves and I became great friends with about 82 sand flies. At least that is how many bites I've counted on my legs. There was a rugged boat that took us back to our drop off and let's just say ocean swells are pretty darn big when you are in the middle of them with a 75 horse motor. Back on land we enjoyed a German sausage sandwich at this quaint little German restaurant (go figure) and then headed for home.
Exploring some of Trinidad's north coast was a great way to spend our Saturday.
We are excited to have Abby come visit for her shortened reading week this Thursday.