Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tobago

Yes, that's where we were for the past week or so! Jane over at Maple Syrup Mob guessed right yesterday when she said the birds in my photo were Bananaquits and that we were in the Caribbean! Gordon had never been to the Caribbean before but it's one of my favourite spots. I'd been to Barbados and Grenada without im. This time we decided to go to Tobago, where we rented a lovely villa overlooking Bloody Bay...


Life is so tough!



These beautiful orchids were right outside the front door.


Not sure what this is... some kind of Bird of Paradise flower? Gorgeous!



And there always seemed to be a rainbow over the ocean...



...and a beer in Gordon's hand!



There is so much wonderful seafood in Tobago. We had barracuda, mahi mahi, squid, shrimp, crevalle (Jackfish) and red snapper. 



Lots of goats on Tobago.



Lots of chickens, too!


And some VERY manly beer.

You know how in the old days, your neighbours would drag you over and force you to watch a slideshow of their vacation? That's what you'll be suffering through here over the next few days!

30 comments:

  1. The birds were the giveaway! Corona is Mexican..is the manly beer Tobagan?
    Jane x

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    1. Yes, and they had another one called Stud! Neither of which was particularly good!!

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    2. Stags and studs are highly over rated.
      Jane x

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  2. Bring on the slides!!!

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    1. Your wish is my command!

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  3. I would gladly suffer to see your sides, LOL!! A little bit of paradise:-D

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    1. I miss it already. It was -8C here last night. Sniff sniff...

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  4. Oooo! How nice! I'd love to see more photographs! Did you find any ducks? hee hee hee

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    1. More photos coming! I saw MANY chickens, but only a few ducks in an enclosed yard. I did see signs advertising duck meat, though. :0

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  5. Lucky you to stave off the fall chill with a little vacay! ~ Maureen

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  6. Looks beautiful! Hopefully Gordon won't mind if I sip some of his beer. Slurp.

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    1. He'd be happy to share with you, David!

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  7. Well, I'm looking forward to your vacation pictures!

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    1. Hope you don't get bored! :)

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  8. Pictures sound good to me. I'll sit and watch. I'm interested in visiting the Carribean so I'm watching.

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    1. Tobago was great, and I loved Grenada when I went in '97. Gordon and I would like to go there next.

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  9. Lucky you. I'll be thinking of you as I scrape frost off the car windscreen!

    I've visited the Cayman Islands; nice for a month or so, any longer and you start to scream.

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    1. I'm back to scraping off frost!

      And I wouldn't be cut out for island life, but for a little while, it's divine!

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  10. Oh boy! That looks like heaven on Earth!

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  11. Those are terrific pictures.That sure looks like a dreamy place to go. Looks like you two had such a good time. Take care.

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    1. Thanks Marg. WE had a ton of fun!

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  12. Oh, I love this kind of suffering. Your pictures are excellent. Thanks. (And wish it was me with the Stag!)

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    1. Awful, isn't it? And now I'm getting myself ready for winter!

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  13. Wow! Tobago looks amazing! Can't imagine ever getting to the Carribean but I'd love to!

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    1. Lots of direct flights from the UK to Tobago!

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  14. I'll be back for the slide show. I hope there's going to be refreshments!

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