DON’T GO TO TOBAGO! (Leave it for us please :) – Just your stereotypical perfect island.

I will admit, this is an unfair blog post.  There is little intellectual value to anything here.  There’s nothing deep, there’s nothing very meaningful.  Tobago is most likely the most frivolous spot on this whole trip with very little goal aside from relaxation.  We felt like the luckiest people in the world for the week.   For what it’s worth – and while I don’t actually want to promote the place …. it’s really not that hard to get there.    Gallery at bottom but some moments in line to help us remember ….

This is what sunset looked like.   It’s a lazy fishing village which apparently has changed very little in at least 20 years.   This is the far end of Tobago but it’s only about 1.5 hours drive from the airport or the ferry.

Charlotteville At Sunset
Charlotteville At Sunset
It's a fishing village with about 3000 people and little else
It’s a fishing village with about 3000 people and little else

Driving on Tobago you are in the left lane – and driving stick – around roads that can climb at 25 degrees – populated with people who drive … ummm less cautiously.   Still, there’s basically one road and it is pretty fun if you keep your own control.

Our ...sort of trusty .... Samurai - Betty
Our …sort of trusty …. Samurai – Betsy
Views like this
Views like this are had 50% of the time as you climb and drop, climb and drop.

The beaches are truly deserted.  We were there during the “busy time” of year.   Of course the trick is to get away from the busy part of the island.  It doesn’t take much work though – just a little research and making the right reservation.

There was just no one there.
There was just no one there.
Katie, resting with no one else there but me and this petrified log in the ocean!
Katie, resting with no one else there but me and this petrified log in the ocean!
Perfect water, perfect days.
Perfect water, perfect days.

So, what else?  The snorkeling was amazing.  Hundreds of colorful fish right off shore.  I went scuba diving which was equally amazing.  The food was good – nothing to write a foodie blog about but well balanced and home cooked.   Our little house was amazing.

Our House at #1 Irie Lane (for real - that was the address)
Our House at #1 Irie Lane (for real – that was the address)

And once again – I’ll tell you this – it’s not the hardest place in the world to get to and it’s so much more peaceful, so lovely, so perfect —- that I’m sharing.   Maybe you might make it there one day – if you are planning a remote beach trip – you might just want to look this one up.  Hope you enjoy the gorgeous pictures of Katie too 🙂

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