Every Saturday, some cruisers organize a hike at Macqueripe, on the north coast of the Chaguaramas peninsula, about a twenty minute drive from the marinas. We’ve been wanting to go, and finally made the time for it this week. We hiked through the forest up and down some steep hills – beautiful views off of the north coast from the top – beside a golf course, and through a bamboo forest called the Bamboo Cathedral. A wedding reception was going on there – what a nice setting. We felt a pretty grungy in our sweaty clothes and muddy sneakers, walking by the canopies and beautifully attired people, but they were friendly. We ended up at the bay, where we went for a welcome swim in the beautifully cool water (Okay, cool is relative. The water was cooler than at Chacachacare, but still in the high 80s), before meeting for the ride home. This made for a nice, inexpensive afternoon of exercise and socializing. The only required cost was for the maxi taxi ride, $12 TT ($2 US) per person round trip. Our optional cost was for a cold libation at the golf course, Schwepps grapefruit drink. Trinidad is the only place we’ve found this, and it’s terrific – refreshing, not too sweet, and delicious!
P.S. I was going to attach a nice picture, but internet access is so slow that it wouldn't upload. Next time!