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Rainforest Meets The Beach


RainForestt Robert

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Last weekend I took a short trip to Trinidad's most popular beach, Maracas.  It is only about 20 minutes from the Capital, Port of Spain, reached along the North Coast Road.  It is very scenic.  I took a couple of shots along the way.

This photo is taken from a lookout where almost everyone stops for a photo op, purchase a souvenir or stock up on supplies or to participate in one of our favorite exercises, bending the elbow (taking a drink!)

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Trinidad!  Southernmost island in the Caribbean.

So many plants, So little space.

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Looking in the opposite direction from the previous photo you can see some small islands that have broken off from the mainland.

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Trinidad!  Southernmost island in the Caribbean.

So many plants, So little space.

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The lookout also serves as the entrance to private property, Timberline, which previously had cottages and a restaurant, where I have enjoyed excellent meals.  It is planted with bouganvillea.

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Trinidad!  Southernmost island in the Caribbean.

So many plants, So little space.

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Bob-

I always enjoy your Trinidad photos.  Keep 'em coming!

My best friend is from Trinidad (but now lives in South FL) and he and I have talked many times about me and him taking a trip back there.  (He and his wife go back a few times a year to visit family).  But, with a young family of my own at home, finding a good time has proven tough.

Larry 

Palm Harbor, FL 10a / Ft Myers, FL 10b

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I'm always on the lookout for palms.  Here is a Euterpe climbing over the brush.  

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Trinidad!  Southernmost island in the Caribbean.

So many plants, So little space.

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Once we left the lookout it was down to the beach!  Sunday is prime beach day, which meant one thing: Traffic!!

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Trinidad!  Southernmost island in the Caribbean.

So many plants, So little space.

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The water is not the calmest close to the shore, but my kids just loved the waves.  The scenery wasn't too bad either.  We had a great time.  Two views of the beach.

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Trinidad!  Southernmost island in the Caribbean.

So many plants, So little space.

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Bob; the Bougy is easy to identify - but what is that loverly looking scarlet flowering thing?

I sure aint ever seen a Bougy with that colour! (Cos they dont exist I suspect).

Maybe I should get out more .

Regardez

Juan

Juan

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great pics,as always!i could almost feel the ocean breeze.oops,i had the fan on :D

the "prince of snarkness."

 

still "warning-free."

 

san diego,california,left coast.

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Great stuff Bob.  Thanks as always for the great photos.

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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Love that second photo, Bob, may I have a copy for my wallpaper, you got a larger size ?

Happy Gardening

Cheers,

Wal

Queensland, Australia.

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Wal, I could email you the orginal file, 1.5 mb.  PM me the address.

Trinidad!  Southernmost island in the Caribbean.

So many plants, So little space.

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