oh the places you'll go

The Caribbean

We visited many islands in the Caribbean over the years during our March Break holiday.  We were always interested in eco locations, not hotels with all the amenities.

We camped on the British Virgin Island of Tortolla at Brewer’s Bay Campground.Brewers-Bay-Campground-96

We camped on the island of St. John, a U.S. Virgin Island, at Cinnamon Bay Campground.  If you go there, take food for the wild donkeys that roam the island.  The entire island is a National Park.  It is so safe that you can hitchhike and everyone will pick you up just because.  The campground has outdoor shows, local marine biologists present great stuff, and the gourmet outdoor restaurant is all you will need for food.

wild donkeys roam the island freely

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We traveled to the far south Caribbean Island of Carriacou and stayed at the Kido Project.gd001cgd001b

 

One year we decided to visit the sister island to Trinidad called Tobago in the south Caribbean Sea.  We researched this island and decided to stay in a small fishing village on the north side of Tobago called, Parlatuvier.

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This small crescent-shaped beach has a charming and rustic appeal. Watching and conversing with the agreeable locals is part of the fun, while swimming and jumping off the rocks delights many guests.  The village has one two room school on the sand facing this bay and a variety store.  That’s where we stayed for one week.  The store had two apartments above it and we rented them both. Parlatuvier The tropical temperate rainforest surrounded us and the mountains entertained us.  We explored the entire island and it was paradise.parlatuvier

This is the island where we met the cocriko bird …

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The Cocrico is the national bird of Tobago.  The Cocrico can be very loud and is considered a pest by some but this unique bird is naturally native only to a few places of South America and Tobago.
In Tobago, ‘Cocrico’ is also know as ‘wild meat’. They live in trees and the bushy areas of both the East and West side of the island and feed on fruits, crops, and seeds.