|Anchoring west of Chaguaramas|
|Unripe Brazil nuts|
|Local fishermen sleep near their boats in huts|
It was once an American Army post, back in the WWII days. Now the old Army post is used for Trinidadian Coast Guard, Police, Special Forces, Fish and Wildlife Service and a few other Federal departments.
|Called a "Double". Best breakfast food ever!|
|Canadians, Aussies, Brits and Americans on this bus.|
Furthermore, the road from Chaguaramas is a long and winding, narrow, two-lane with potholes large enough to play hide and seek. The bus system is somewhat hit or miss. Schedules are made to be broken.
Now add to that picture, Jesse James. Not a caricature of the Old West but rather a man who has recognized a need that cruisers have and has tried to fill it. Jesse has a few Maxi-Taxi-sized vans and uses them to cart people like us around in groups of 6 to 13 people.
|17 species of hummingbirds on Trinidad|
Next Jesse was taking a group to meet a ferry to go out to a tiny island off of Chaguaramas called Gaspar Grande where they will have a tour of some amazing caves.
|Jesse on right dividing food for us. Carl|
riding shotgun to help distribute.
|Amazing machete skills!|
|Young men talk about their roti lunch|
|Muslim residents put up prayer flags|
|Miles of watermelons grown along |
east coast of Trini
|One of 425 species on Trinidad|
|Bearded Bellbird has a beard of skin|
|Scarlet Ibis roost on this island. Immature birds inside,|
and adults (bright red) roost on the outside of bushes
|Scarlet Ibis gather by the thousands at end of day|