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Trinidad & Tobago: South Trinidad

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South Trinidad | Trinidad & Tobago | Americas

[Visited: July 2001]

After visiting Pitch Lake near San Fernando, we continued to drive further south through small villages and over quiet back roads. After the town of Point Fortin, roads become smaller and you enter the southwestern tip of the island. Here, you can take various side streets to end up at the seaside, or continue stil further. Ultimately, we ended up in enormous palm tree forests which stretch as far as the sea.

Picture of South Trinidad (Trinidad & Tobago): Palm tree forest, Trinidad

Here, we found silence, the only sound being the rustling palm leaves high above our heads. First, we continued through the palm forest to reach Icacos, the southernmost point of the island. From here, it is not more than 9 kilometres to Venezuela, which seemed very close indeed. Icacos is a small fisherman's village. While the fishermen were unloading there catch in a stench of fish, vultures were walking around nervously, hoping for some catch to be forgotten.

Picture of South Trinidad (Trinidad & Tobago): Palm tree forest, Trinidad

Then, we went to Columbus Bay, where the famed explorer is said to have stepped on the island, although only for a very short visit because he was not exactly welcomed by the original Trinidadians. Here, we spent some time on the beach, enjoying the view of the seemingly endless palm tree carpet reaching the shores and very quiet, although not clear, waters. From here, it is a mere two hours drive back to Port of Spain on the other side of the island.

Picture of South Trinidad (Trinidad & Tobago): Boat on the beach in Trinidad
Picture of South Trinidad (Trinidad & Tobago): Vultures in Trinidad
Picture of South Trinidad (Trinidad & Tobago): Columbus Bay, Trinidad
Picture of South Trinidad (Trinidad & Tobago): Columbus Bay, Trinidad

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