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Setting the scene for Tobago

Birdwatching, snorkelling and sunbathing. Sunbathing?

“If you are to appreciate Tobago, you must switch off your northern concept of time as soon as your aircraft lands. “

“The pace of life on the island is so slow that it is almost stationary. Given the nature of island life, time has little, if any, meaning. “

These two quotes from the best and most informative on-line guide on Tobago, My Tobago, are making me feel increasingly nervous about our forthcoming trip to the island. I don't do chilling on holiday, the word 'relaxing' doesn't feature in my vocabulary. Those of you who have read my previous blog entries, will know that I was bored stiff by 11:30 on my first (and only) day in Goa. So why I have I booked a week's holiday at a remote beach hotel in Tobago? Much as I am relishing the idea of spending lazy days limin' (the Tobagonian expression for 'hanging out') around the pool in our small beach-front hotel miles from anywhere, I am concerned that the reality won't quite match the romantic notion.

I am also a stickler for time keeping, so learning to live on 'Tobago time' may prove a little ambitious.

So why did I book a trip to Tobago if I am not into beach holidays? Two words: birdwatching and snorkelling. Tobago is said to be one of the best places in the Caribbean for birdwatching, and the same can be said for the underwater life. I am hoping that the colourful birds and their watery cousins will help keep my me from boredom. I have even put in a request for a room with its own hummingbird feeder. Being the rainy season they could all be hiding under a giant leaf in the deep of the jungle to avoid getting wet and thus escaping from the camera-toting twitchers.

Weather forecast

Boredom is “a condition characterised by perception of one's environment as dull, tedious, and lacking in stimulation”. I consider myself to have a very low boredom level, and a great thirst for knowledge, hence I prefer my holidays to be full of new sights, activities, impressions and information, and I am somewhat afraid that a week in Blue Waters Inn is not going to fulfil those criteria.

Watch this space.

Posted by Grete Howard 07:08 Archived in United Kingdom

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Camera toting twitcher??? Surely not thee!??? ;) Look forward to your pics as always - have a super time.. hope you get some good snorkeling in!

by Jen

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