Friday, June 22, 2018

Chasing Waterfalls in Tobago


Many people consider Tobago as an example of the"true Caribbean." That means that this 120 square mile island isn't filled with resorts or tourist attractions and the traditional family-focused culture is still in tact. It was enlightening to view this small island from a local perspective as we traveled from the capital of Scarborough on the Southern coast, to the Northeastern tip of Charlotteville with my daughter's gregarious cousin Glen. Each town has its own feel and personality but the constant was the unspoiled, natural beauty and friendly people.


We hiked up to Argyle Waterfall and gained an eyeful of Tobago's beautiful landscape. The waterfall cascades down from 175 feet and after the sweaty hike, we were tempted to take a swim but the freezing water changed our minds. Instead we, dipped our feet in the stream and rested on the nearby rocks.


It was a soothing experience listening to the waterfall and watching fish swim by our feet. We had the waterfall to ourselves and only saw one  family passing through on our way out.  A laid-back, peaceful vibe is what Tobago is known for and the trip to Argyle Waterfall proved that this island still retains it's "true Caribbean" style.

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