at the Southernmost extreme of the Lesser Antilles island chain.
Tobago is the little sister, at just 116 square miles, quite scenic
with your typical touristy scenes including turquoise waters, coconut palms
and all that other cute stuff North Americans expect on a Caribbean Cruise.
Trinidad is the big brother, a far larger island at somewhere around 1,860 square miles!
..with a rip-roaring economy based on Oil, manufacturing, agriculture along several themes,etc.
and to be honest with little interest in promoting tourism(other than over at Tobago)
simply because they already have oodles of money
from the large mound of hydrocarbon petroleum reserves the island sits on!!
I'm trying to bring you around to what you might expect
and what not to expect, on Trinidad.
It's not yer typical small turquoise-watered Caribbean island like St.Maarten, Antigua and Barbados.
It is however a large South-American-offshore island that really could take you a week
to begin to see some of the stuff they have there!
It's got mangrove forests, four hundred species of South America species of birds
and is the home of the steel band,where this amazing musical instrument was invented and perfected!
But enough talk: let's get on with the pictures.
They say so much more..
Crews Inn Marina at Chaguaramas
Local kids learn the art of sailing, at a Chaguaramas yacht club.