Time always flies when you’re having a great time, and Trinidad delivered a great time, but it was time to get the show on the road so we packed up everything and made an early AM exit en route for Tobago and decided to try the ferry, which is about a 3 hour crossing. The bottom of the ferry holds vehicles and the top has a dual level passenger section, each engine put out 7200 Hp — she was a beast. The ride was smooth enough with a slight roll not a problem for most and the the scenery was great.
When we reached the island the humidity was off the charts, it was a scorcher of a day. We spent the next couple of days relaxing at the Seahorse Inn and enjoying the beautiful aqua waters and excellent swimming & snorkeling, we made a quick friend Joel of Joel’s Tours, he showed us around and landed us at our destination a bit up the coast to Castara, a small fishing village nestled in a valley overlooking a beautiful cove, the place summed up in a word was: majestic.
The first day we were put to work by the locals helping to pull in a huge fishing net – a 15 man task! After a good 45 minutes and a blister or two the net was in and they let us snap some shots of the process — the catch was a bunch of jack’s that would be sold as bait and the leftovers eaten. The village is about as friendly as they come, and beautiful to boot. Rainbows often grace the morning, somethings even 3 or 4 a morning! There are a variety of very gorgeous birds to be seen all around both islands, and most people from the area will tell you Tobago is a place to go to relax.
Relax… and do a little fishing!