Tobago Cays is better from the air!
Yeah, now it’s out in the open, you google Tobago Cays and you get a nice picture taken from about 2000 feet. Trying to capture the awesomeness of that place is not a fun thing when standing on a yacht and getting the camera lens just two meters above the surface.
As we’re in Trinidad we’re or rather I have to catch up with the blogging, meaning we’ll post a bit more about our trip down here. After leaving Bequia we headed south and after a night in Canouan we ended up in the Cays! Being there you’re anchored behind a reef with the whole might of the Atlantic ocean on the other side, it’s a windy anchorage, windy and a bit crowded. Because the Cays are one of the most popular anchorages in the area you tend to get at least 20 catamarans that’s been chartered for a week or two, a dozen boatboys trying to get all their money and a couple of superyachts that linger around ferrying their passengers around in nice big new rhib dingies.
Out on the reef you’re snorkeling and freediving out on the outside in quite big waves and if you’re experienced you might think it’s a bit rough, it’s worth the trouble but be sure to check your knot before leaving the dingy out on the dive moorings.
Leaving the Cays and heading down towards Trinidad we did a small stop on Happy Island, a man-made island made from concrete and conch shells sitting on the reef in Clifton, Union Island. We’ll be covering that place when we’re heading back up north.