Sunday, 25 January 2009

Starting 2009 in Tobago

Tropical paradise

Continuing the tradition of going away for New Year, Mary and I flew to Tobago on 27th December for one week staying in the Hummingbird in Crown Point run by a Welsh man and his Trinidadian wife.

Mary relaxes in the shade

At the beginning of the holiday we went to Plymouth for a kite competion. Never been to one before and really interesting, especialy the one which took 20 men to pull up into the air.

The biggest kite

We met up with Richard and Nicola, relatively new VSOs from Edinburgh and Nicolette and Martin from Canada. We should have met up with Mira and her visiting family but, although she went to Tobago, she was ill and we never managed to meet.

Old Year's night together

We had a great time but the £ / $ made it very expensive - about 50% more so than when we were last in Trinidad in May. We had an excellent Old Year's Night - all inclusive package and well worth it! New Year was brought in in style.

We hired a car and toured the island which is one beautiful bay after another. The weather was relatively kind. We returned on 3rd January ready for the start of our last 5 weeks work in Guyana.

Steel Pans at the Sunday School

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