Tobago

Spent three days on Tobago. Will just wrap them up pretty shortly. The morning I left Barbados for Tobago I got a very sad message from Sweden about my dad. Even though I probably could count the times we met with my fingers it got to me. This pulled me down for the whole Tobago stay to be honest. I didn’t know my dad at all but still remember some of the times we met. The fact that he passed way too early is bothering me. I had plans on contacting him but that doesn’t matter anymore because it’s too late. So don’t wait for too long guys, you never know when the time is up…

First day

As fast as I got to the hostel I went out to the beach. The sun was going down but just wanted to get a look of a Tobagian beach. Relaxed at Store bay beach in the water for a while before going by a pharmacy and then getting back to the hostel to take a shower.
Decided I should go to a store to buy a sixpack, and quietly wanted to drink it on my own and just be, think about the things that came to my head and just be in peace for the moment. Maybe even send some last thoughts to dad.
On the way out I met a Polish guy who shared a beer with me and then somehow I changed my mind. Told him that I didn’t want to pull him down since I didn’t feel too good but he was alright. Went to a bar and met Leon who also lived at the hostel. I left pretty early but had at least the six pack and didn’t feeling social at all.

Store bay beach. First place I went to just before sunset
Store bay beach. First place I went to just before sunset

Pigeon point

Morning after me and Leon went on a beach walk towards Pigeon point. This walk was probably one of the most spectacular ones yet. Everything seems to be untouched, perfect beaches, turqoise water and total silence. This came at a perfect time for me.
We walked at a slow pace. Took us a while but we got to Pigeon point eventually. Relaxed for some hours. Later on it started raining and we had dark clouds surrounding us. Went back later, got some food and went to the hostel. Spent the next full day at the hostel not doing anything except laundry and bought some food.

Walking to Pigeon point
Walking to Pigeon point

My thoughts about Tobago

Tobago is definately an island I would love to explore more. It’s also safe and not like Trinidad (Port of Spain) with shootings and lots of criminality. Renting a scooter or car with come in handy to visit other beaches around the island. I believe 4-5 days would be enough at this island. If your looking to relax, 2-3 weeks is perfect here aswell. Big chance I’ll be setting my feet on this island again to see other beaches and go to Pigeon point again during good weather!

Crazy weather at Pigeon point
Crazy weather at Pigeon point
Crazy weather and turqoise water at Pigeon point
Crazy weather and turqoise water at Pigeon point

How I got to know about the islands existance

An interesting fact about how I first heard about Trinidad & Tobago. It was back in like 1998 or something when Dwight Yorke (Trinidadian) played in Manchester United. He was one of my favourite players back then and ever since then, I wanted to go there. Now I’ve done it and can cross it off the list.

Currency Trinidad & Tobago
Currency Trinidad & Tobago
This would be one of the best looking notes i've seen. Picture don't do justice.
This would be one of the best looking notes i’ve seen. Picture don’t do justice.

After Tobago

The time had come to leave the Caribbean islands. Left Tobago for my monster trip to Florianopolis in Brazil. My flight time is around 32-33 hours with 4 changes of airplanes and 5 stops in total. Stops in Trinidad, Suriname, French Guiana (Stop but won’t have to get off the plane), Belem, Brasilia and finally Florianopolis.