The ship docked and we found ourselves in SCARBOROUGH. This can't be right, Scarborough is a seaside town on the East coast of England!
Of course this was Scarborough the capital of Tobago!
Apparently Tobago is named after the indian word for tobacco, cigar shaped Tobago is only 26 miles long and seven miles wide but it's a haven for wildlife and manages to squeeze in everything from glorious beaches to superb coral reefs, sparkling waterfalls and lush green rainforests. The second largest town on the island is Plymouth, definitely an English influence don't you think? Tobago is known for its excellent seafood dishes but creole dishes are popular too. The popular Carib lager is brewed in neighbouring Trinidad and very good it is too.
We didn't have a trip booked for Tobago so, in our usual fashion, we set off on foot to explore what Scarborough had to offer.
We were fascinated by the art displayed on this wall and followed it for a while before discovering what was behind it.
If you look above the wall you get a clue as to what lies beyond - The Botanical Gardens.
A shady avenue
MWM taking a stroll
MWM taking a rest
I don't know what this tree was but look at those seed pods! Do you see the lights strung on the tree? I think the Christmas lights and decorations stayed up all year. In the next photo I think this must have been where the nativity scene is.
There was a school in the grounds of the Botanical Gardens and the children were having a break and came out to play just as we were passing - what a fantastic place to have a school!
Further on there was this lovely walkway.
We spent a lovely morning enjoying the gardens before making out way back to the ship for a late lunch and some sunbathing on deck.
That evening we were entertained by 'Double Impact', twin boys who had been finalists on TV's 'X Factor', who were excellent. There was a movie quiz later that evening in Connexions and we did quite well scoring 355/400!
Then it was time to retire and store up some energy for the following day and the trip in a jeep to the rainforest of St. Lucia. I hope you'll join me.