Through the sea and “down de islands”

As we said our farewell to Duane and his wonderful guidance through the island of Tobago, we snagged a ride back to the ferry.  I don’t want to pass up an opportunity to acknowledge a few little ones that made me smile.  These adorable faces tagged along for small talk for the entire journey and I loved every second of it!  My favorite part? Her hair, little ones cheesy puff covered fingers and the older ones smile while explaining that the top of the cupcake is the best part. (Enter my happy face here!)

Back to Trinidad meant another trek on the vomit comit with high hopes that Ryan and I weren’t the only ones that don’t get sea sick. This ride was better, especially because I got to see Eric again! Remember the mention of his name in Biggest little island of Tobago, well not only did we connect again, I got a tour of the ferry.  Thanks pal!  

 Trinidad.

There’s a popular spot that many retreat too for a getaway. Maybe you go every weekend or just for the holidays, either way it can be considered a mini vacation.  I was lucky enough to be invited to join Ryan in a trip down de islands for a day of food, drink and socializing.

Typically, you meet at the dock where someone from your destination will send for a boat or in our case, personally come get you! 

  

 Once we reached our dwelling place for the afternoon, it was clear it would be a day of friends, food and good times.  Lets take a walk around!  

   

   
Lunch was a treat not only to eat, but an experience to watch the process from the beginning. Hours of preparation, several ingredients, a head chef and a few helpers equaled a variety of flavors with cultural depth. Curried channa, meat stew, fish soup and a sweet n’cheesy dessert. This was of course along the side of many appetizers, snacks and self serve drinks.   
   
Wouldn’t you know it that I got the soup that was looking back at me!  I’ll consider it good luck. 

 

So besides eating, what do you do while on an island with a group of fun people? Enjoy them!  

 
Then there’s Ryan of course, my idol in the world of energized, water-loving acrobatics. He saw something elevated with a aquatic landing… for him, it was a must do! 

…over and over and over again.   
It wouldn’t be a typical day in a tropicl place without the afternoon sprinkle… or down poor.

  
As the sun hid behind the surrounding ridges, a few retreated to the patio as the rest of us went back to the main land. What an unexpected day on the outskirts of Trinidad.

   

 Thank you Joe for the welcoming vibe on my first trip down de islands!

   

Thought of the day:

Would you rather be stuck on an island with 3 friends and no supplies… or stranded out to sea with one friend and a month of supplies?
 

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