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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:08 pm    Post subject: Trinidad Mini Tour Reply with quote

Trinidad was the point of embarkation or debarkation for the Amazing Grace. The normal cruise was to or from Freeport in the Bahamas. For those not familiar with the AG it was the supply ship for the Windjammer sailing ships. Many of the canvas only sailors thought of it as the geriatric ship. Say what you may it always had an interesting itinerary. I was fortunate to make the sailing to Trinidad twice. My second trip there we came in a day or two early so some of us were able to see some of the Port of Spain and take an excursion through the rain forest on a road built by the US during WW2.

Port of Spain does not have the most pleasant climate as it is the southernmost Caribbean island and closest to the equator. It is mostly free of hurricanes though. The population (app 1.2 mil) is very diverse here and foods tend to run the gamut. Many of the streets are narrow and filled with small bars frequented by locals and the daring visitor. The island itself is large with a total of 1864 square miles. It lies 7 miles from Venezuela. Notable exports are oil and natural gas. The currency is the Trinidad dollar app 6.25 to one USD and the country consists of Trinidad and Tobago.

I am including a picture of the national bird my daughter Theresa took in Bermuda. I remember asking some of the locals about the bird and the response always like someone had pulled my leg about the bright red bird. To understand read the explanation in the picture included.

I would not have put this island down as I place I am anxious to return to. Twice I barely lived through taxi rides to the airport. If an accident does not finish you a heart attack may. Best to wear a blindfold! That said Port of Spain does have a beautiful botanical garden and some wonderful old buildings.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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