The start of a fun adventure, a day exploring the island of Tobago with our guides Laury & Dennis from Tobago Now Tourism Services.
Leslie riding in the jeep
Feels like we're on Survivor out here in the rainforest of Tobago.
A stop along the Caribbean coast of Tobago.
Caribbean side of Tobago
Tobago Now Tourism Jeep
Caribbean Sea off Tobago Island, West Indies
Safari Jeep Tour stop on road to rainforest
Not clearly seen in this photo but this grass is as tall as me, I'm 5'6"...the plants here all look like they're on steriods. Amazing.
I lost my notes for many of my pictures. Please email me if you know what these red pods are called. Thank you! ~Carla firstname.lastname@example.org
Safari Jeep Tour in Tobago
Dennis driving one of the Tobago Now jeeps with the tourists in back. Note this is definitely a senior-friendly tour.
Woo Hoo! Now we're off-roading ~ and definitely safer than driving around Orange County, CA : )
Some of the local mountain dwellers spotted along our hike.
Tobago Caribbean Coastline
Island Girl Catamaran spotted on stop along the Caribbean side of Tobago Island while on Safari Jeep Tour on September 12, 2007.
Leaving the goats and catamaran's behind and heading back to the jeeps for more adventure.
Leslie leading the group back to the jeeps.
Leslie hiking down trail to jeeps in Tobago.
Hiking in Tobago
Today Safari Jeep Adventure...Tomorrow Diving!
Tobago Rainforest Reserve
Dennis, Leslie, and the UK lady...River crossing + 20 min hike in 90 degree heat = Waterfall
Dennis jumps the river to keep shoes dry.
Laury leading the way to Highland Waterfall.
In the Tobago Rainforest...what an amazing place!
Laury & Leslie hiking in the bamboo forest.
Bamboo grows incredibly fast....they mark the date to track the growth.
Leslie says this is the "old" Hilton ~ Laury says its for the farmer/caretaker...Hmmm, could be both? : )
Hiking to Highland Waterfall in Tobago.
Leslie & Laury hiking to Highland Waterfall.
Hiking in Tobago - I'm the one taking these pictures and at 50 I'm in pretty good shape and found this hike easy and suitable for all...even seniors like me! : )
Leslie hiking in Tobago to Highland Waterfall.
Bamboo in Tobago Rainforest.
I lost my notes for many of my pictures. Please email me if you know what type of bird this is. Thank you! ~Carla email@example.com
The "other" cute UK senior couple on the tour with us.
Getting closer to the Highland Waterfall.
Are we there yet??
Bamboo is everywhere and I've learned that it is very strong and is used in construction here.
Just a little further to Highland Waterfall.
Thank goodness for great tour guides like Laury and Dennis to escort and educate us tourists on the wonderful destinations we visited on our Safari Jeep tour.
I don't recall the term Leslie used on the video he was shooting when he saw Highland Waterfall but honestly, I think we were both disappointed. It's a bit small and the pool below the fall was muddy and not inviting at all.
Highland Waterfall, Trinidad & Tobago.
Leslie did swim back to the waterfall but he was the only one brave enough to venture into the muddy water. He did have his snorkel though. This would be my only suggestion to the tour company and other visitors...choose a different waterfall since there are many others that are much better!
Leslie after his swim at Highland Waterfall. Done and ready to get back to the jeep.
A fellow jeep tourist, also from the UK.
Leaving Highland Waterfall & passing by the "old" Hilton on our way back to the jeeps.
You see cows & goats tied all over the place on this island...out in the middle of no where all alone to eat.
Back in the Tobago Now jeep and on the road to our next destination...an old sugar plantation when we come across some road construction. There's a lot of that all over the island. The roads on Tobago are in serious need of repair in many places.
Road construction on the roads of Tobago.
Tobago Now Jeep Safari
On board jeep in Tobago
On board jeep in Tobago, next stop the picnic area at the zoo.
Leslie having fun : )
Tour guide, Laury.
Tobago Now tour guide, Laury.
Monkey at Tobago zoo. This little guy was one of only a few animals here.
Birds in the grass....look closely!
On bridge crossing small stream to picnic area inside the zoo.
Huge forest of bamboo at the Tobago zoo.
Tobago zoo picnic area.
Sorry fuzzy but only picture I got of the Safari Jeep Tour lunch we enjoyed.
Beautiful vegetation on the Tobago zoo grounds surrounding the picnic area.
Tobago zoo picnic hut.
Leslie heading up the trail through the bamboo forest at the Tobago zoo.
Leslie heading up the trail through the bamboo forest behind the Tobago zoo.
Leslie making video....look for it on utube.com : )
I forget what this is...if you can help, email me, HangerSeventeen@gmail.com.
Beautiful vegetation on the trail above the Tobago zoo.
Beautiful ferns on the trail above the Tobago zoo.
Ruins above the zoo, possibly the master house or ???
Now I feel safe!
From other pictures I've seen this is some sort of jungle fruit...this one happens to be attracting a local spider.
Tobago jungle fruit?
I saw very few flowers on Tobago in September but these small blooms were so vibrant and bright I was thrilled to be able to capture their beauty when leaving the Tobago zoo.
Dennis spots something along the road not long after leaving the zoo on our way to look for Caimans......what is it???!!???
OMG! It's a baby Caiman and Dennis caught it! I'll never figure out how he even saw it in the tall, thick grass!
Dennis holding our new friend who I've nicknamed Carlton the Caiman (named after Leslie of course!)
Dennis & Laury with Carlton the baby Caiman.
Carlton showing off! Shortly after this Dennis carefully carried Carlton over to the other jeep so they could see him. Then Carlton was returned, unharmed to the wild. (To live a long life I hope!)
A large Caiman spotted in the water at a top secret destination.
Pretty much after one Caiman, you've seen them all.....Let's get out of here before the misquito's come out to play!
Leaving the Caiman's behind and on our way out of the jungle back to the jeeps.
Our final destination. An old sugar plantation.
Tobago sugar plantation.
If you're ever in Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies be sure to take this Jeep Safari. This day long adventure was worth every penny! Well done guys! Hats off to Tobago Now Tours & the wonderful guides, Laury & Dennis for giving us a day we'll never forget!! Be sure to look for the video coming to utube.com very soon called Tobago Jeep Safari! : ) The End.