Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Sunday, 24 May 2015
Hello again Trail Spotters! We're down to the final ' ... Deep South ...' post in the series and it's your turn.
Remember we're at the the south-western 'handle' of Trinidad and very close to Venezuela. Check out the first post in this 3-part series to see the map of the 'handle'. If you look at the expanded views of some of the pics in this post and previous, you should be able to see a dim, distant, partial outline of the Venezuelan coast.
Brief captions have been provided.
In this final post in the series, you get to 'pick your pic'! Just scroll, zoom in and 'pick your pic'!
Look out for 'The Three Sisters' in Columbus Bay; they are impressive!
Let's roll and scroll Trail Spotters and let us know which is your pick! We would love to hear from you!
|Statue o the Virgin Mary and Child|
|Gazing and grazing ...|
|Cows grazing among the coconut trees and vegetation|
|One section of the extensive wet-lands|
|Gated coconut estate|
|Private property; no trespassing!|
|Old coconut trees have been taken by the tided; the stumps are next; |
standing like spikes all along the shore
|More signs of rapid erosion; spikes in the sand. |
Venezuelan coastline in the distance
|Estate entrance on the beach, blocked by fallen coconut tree trunks|
|Rocks and trunks provide temporary relief from rapid erosion|
|A circle of erosion|
|All smiles and selfies on the sand|
|'Three Sisters' Columbus Bay|
|Low tide ripples in the sand|
|A corbeau, aka buzzard, combing for food|
|Corbeau and hawk ... 'beach-combing'|
|Back to base as other visitors roll in|
|A last look ...|
Please note that all photos were taken by the Trail Spots team, in May 2015.
Saturday, 23 May 2015
We continued to push further south, heading towards Icacos and Columbus Bay.
This time we'll let the pics do the talking.
There was so much to take in! So many coconut estates; animals grazing in-between the trees; many earthen trails leading to the sea; a cattle farm; vegetation gone wild; old time in-land rigs still pumping oil and oh! ... the picturesque wet-lands stretching out of sight!
Impressive houses, churches, mosques; the beaches showing signs of massive erosion; coconut tree stumps for miles; the 'Three Sisters just off shore'; fish that succumbed to some kind of water pollution or the victims of fishing activities; evidence of oil sediments. Lots of rocks and people just hanging out by the sea ... the list goes on!
But, see for yourself!
The sequence is somewhat random for the very reason that we were in new territory and there were so many pics to be taken as we rolled through.
Do have a good look and get a sense of the areas; those who know these parts, as well as those who do not. We highlight the coconut estates, the beaches, the wet-lands and some other sites of interest.
In spite of the coastal erosion concerns, the area is literally a breath of fresh air!
Remember to click on the pics for expanded views. Let's roll Trail Spotters!
One more to go ... with 'Deep South ...'.