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Thursday, 23 February 2017

FROM DAMIAN LUK PAT'S 2017 T & T CARNIVAL ALBUM ...


As the two big days, Carnival Monday and Tuesday, draw near 'TrailSpots (T-Spots!)' is pleased to share a page and pics from one of Photographer Damian Luk Pat's Carnival albums.  

Damian's work, as you will see, is stunningly beautiful as he captures these dynamic costumes crossing the 'big stage' at Queen's Park. The names, other details of these costumes in this authorized share and more photos, may be found at  his site ...
https://www.facebook.com/damianlukpat/media_set?set=a.10158200433265024.1073741851.586530023&type=3
Click on over!  Leave your comments there and here!
Find Damian's album 'In The Spotlight' in the T-Spot side-bar too! 

Get teased with these three breath-taking photos for starters!

'Egypt's Beauty ...'

'Hurricane Trump ...'

'Mr. Sailor ...'


Enjoy these views of the recent Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Junior and Senior Kings and Queens, 2017, held at Queen's Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad! 

Once again, thank you Damian Luk Pat for sharing with us on 'T-Spots', as well as with our international community! 
Welcome to our picked spot for T&T Carnival 2017!



T-Spots!

  

Friday, 17 February 2017

DOING IT TWICE ... 'DOWN DE ISLANDS' !!


Come along with us once again as we go back 'down de islands' ... on memory lane.
Read all about it and re-live the adventure!  


Waiting for the Second Trip

We're always interested when students get the opportunity to experience theory by getting out of walled classrooms.  This is when learning becomes practical and meaningful.
Field-trips have the potential to merge the words with the reality, while mixing in a lot of fun and and a little adventure.  What do you bet that this was one field-trip these students will never forget!

Gaspar Grande, also called Gaspareeis certainly off the beaten path.  A few call it home, many more view it from the mainland as an exotic, mysterious place and some make their way there or thereabouts for leisurely, educational or other ventures.   

Long before TrailSpots, the last trip to Gaspar Grande. which locals call ' down de islands' and the Gasparee Caves, happened several years ago.  After viewing T.'s pics from a more recent field-trip, the memory of that long ago visit to Gasparee Island and the limestone caves returned ... fresh and haunting as ever! 

Our group had crossed over in a open fishing boat back then. This hooded one looked much more comfortable and equipped with devices in compliance with safety standards.
The view, of course, is always stunning!


Crossing to Gaspar Grande

Centipede Island up ahead

Passing by to Centipede Island

Except for Pumpkin, a friendly four-legged resident of Gaspar Grande and Tour-guide C., who was not around on my last visit, all the cave features I remembered were present in even more dramatic form.
Some of stalactites and stalagmites were in early stage formation, while others looked mature and presented like natural works of art, which they are. 

Happy welcome from the resident dog, Pumpkin 
  
The sign-boards provide useful information about the island and the caves.  Be sure to click and read them.





Descending into the cave with Tour-guide C. ...



Light was still beaming through the huge circular/concave opening at the 'roof' of the cave. That was certainly one of the more memorable cave features I had seen; the formation of which was explained and remembered

Holes possibly formed from collapsed stalactite
 

Look up! Stalactites in formation ... and bats!
Stalactites in living color; natural art

 The cave walls still looked damp and impenetrable. I was told that what I remembered as dark water at the bottom of the cave was now quite clear.  It must be the effect of the cave lights!  Yet, the lights seemed to add to the atmosphere of mystery in which nature quietly does her best work. 

Let's just take in the images of these stunning and enduring cave formations!  

Cave Walls
Growing stalagmites
The cave 'bedroom' ... all lit up!
Still,clear waters
  
This was a refreshing vicarious visit for me, which T. was excited to share with you.  I was told that the trip ended with a splash ... several splashes actually! 

Feel free to return and enjoy glimpses of the Gasparee Caves; a 'T-Spot' just off the north-western tip of Trinidad 'down de islands' ... or better yet, pay a visit!
  
Thanks for the welcome Pumpkin! 

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Note: 
More information about this heritage site may be requested from the Chaguaramas Development Authorities (CDA) and the Chaguaramas National Heritage Park authorities.













Saturday, 17 December 2016

"THANK YOU" ... FROM THE TRAIL!


We never forget to say "thank you", whether we're on or off the trail!


Happy Holidays ... 
Happy Trails For 2017
and
thank you all!

Here's an end-of-year shout-out to the friends and fans of TrailSpots(T-Spots!), new and returning, who have contributed in all kinds of ways to the posts, spots and highlights of 2016.
Going behind the scenes, let's meet some of our trail-spotters ...

Remember to click directly on the post title in order to leave your comments at the end.

Tash  - TrailSpots (T-Spots!) Trooper! 


AG - TrailSpots (T-Spots!), GoPro Navigator and much more ...




Patricia Browne - Landscape Artist and Asst. Manager @ Festival Art Gallery,
Barbados Arts Council, Honorary Secretary 

Kathy Yearwood - Art Curator, Founder of Festival Art Gallery, Barbados


Nesta Rueegg-Aberdeen -  Writer and World Traveler;
Grenada and Switzerland

Robert Scott-Buccleuch -  Artist @ Crafty Bob, https://www.facebook.com/Crafty-Bob-520454671471339/ St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 
Motor-cycle racing enthusiast, Canadian tourist


Denise and Angela, Owners @ Gone Green, Grenada
https://www.facebook.com/gonegreengrenada/?fref=ts

Shemi and Cruz ... Pals from Grenada and Missouri


Guys out on the town ... 

Tash and Friends supporting Breast Cancer Awareness in San Fernando, Trinidad

 PT and Nikz @ Green Market, Santa Cruz, Trinidad

Dr. Raymond Maughan -  Barbadian Photographic Artist

Barbados Arts Council
https://www.facebook.com/groups/486976011437025/

Audrey Bryan - Barbadian Artist
J-E Browne ... Skate-boarding enthusiast and jewelry maker

One Movement International and F-Spot Skateboard Competitors
from Barbados and around the Caribbean

Chrissann Nickel and Co. @ Women Who Live On Rocks, British Virgin Islands

www.womenwholiveonrocks.com

and


https://www.facebook.com/thefilthymermaid/

and

The Sunshine Society @ https://www.facebook.com/thesunshinesocietypage


 ... and last, but certainly not least ...
TrailSpots' elusive Anton-at-large ... in Italy,
Anton in Ottawa


... and Anton in Trinidad!



Happy holidays!  Happy trails for 2017!

T-Spots!

















Thursday, 24 November 2016

FEATURED POST 9 ... LOTS OF SUNSHINE, LOTS OF SNOW! Part 2


As we draw near to the close of 2016, it seems fitting that we feature one post out of a double feature that straddles two places ... one filled with sunshine and one filled with snow.  

Check out last year's  pre-Christmas post, 'Lots of Sunshine, Lots of Snow: Part 2, featured in the side-bar.  You can also connect to the featured post from here ... http://www.trailspots.com/2015/12/lots-of-sunshine-lots-of-snow-part-2.html

Meet two of TrailSpots'(T-Spots!) friends who shared some sunny and snowy experiences, with lots of photos and videos, right here on the blog.  There's also a Part 1 that you absolutely must view ... the beginning of the story!  
Connect to Part 1 right here ... http://www.trailspots.com/2015/12/lots-of-sunshine-lots-of-snow-part-1.html   

Meet Cruz and Shemi having lots of fun in the sunshine (Grenada) in the early days and then in the snow back in 2015.  Great friendship!
  
 ... on a hike in Grenada

... on the slopes in Missouri
Thanks again guys!

Trailspotters, we hope you've enjoyed the spots we've shared on our trail for 2016 ... and we hope that you enjoy the up-coming holidays, whether you're in the sunshine or in the snow!!


T-Spots!


  
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