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A Postcard from the Grenadines: A Lobster Lunch at Tobago Cays

Sailing on the Pink Lady

Sailing on the Pink Lady

I wish I had more time to write, but as I sit here typing, I really should be packing. I leave in an hour you see. However, I really wanted to share some pictures of my fantastic lobster lunch yesterday.

I left Palm Island on the Pink Lady – a small sailing boat that can take up to 4 passengers. We went to Tobago Cays, a protected series of tiny islands and a nature reserve. It is also the home of many turtles which you can see pop their heads up occasionally to breathe. I did see them, but I also snorkelled to have a look. I am possibly the worst and most panicky snorkeller in the history of creation. But I saw turtles, starfish, some seahorses. So despite the fact that I nearly choked when I came up for air, it was worth it.

Back to lunch. One of the small islands has several barbecues and for  EC$12 a pound they will cook you lobster. The lobster lives in little lobster pots off the shore (they buy them from local fishermen and store them live in the sea). When you request one, they retrieve it, kill and prepare it there and then, and really not long after you are eating it. I also had the normal Palm Island picnic, also on the barbecue – chicken, fish, beef, pasta, salads, fruit, fresh juices, rum punch, wine – way too much, but I tried most of everything. So good.

So here are some pics. I am off now. Next stop Barbados!

Leaving Palm Island for Tobago Cays

Leaving Palm Island for Tobago Cays

Island kitchen

Island kitchen on a tiny island at Tobago Cays

Lobster fresh from the sea

Lobster fresh from the sea

Lobster prepped and ready for the BBQ

Lobster prepped and ready for the BBQ

Time to cook!

Time to cook!

The BBQ

The BBQ

Lunch

Lunch

Table is set - isn't it lovely?!

Table is set – isn’t it lovely?!

Lobster grilled on the BBQ with a lovely pepper dressing on top.

Lobster grilled on the BBQ with a lovely pepper dressing on top.

Rum punch on the pink lady on the way back

Rum punch on the pink lady on the way back

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  1. The pink lady on The Pink Lady!! (sorry, couldn’t resist…in fact you don’t look that pink, but ya know…) ;) The lobster looks amazing and the sea off of Palm Island looks insanely blue! As I sit here on my ‘500 day’ the words ‘NOT FAIR’ spring to mind, but I’m happy for you really :)
    Keep up the fabby writing Niamh!
    Mandy Parrett

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  3. fantastic! loving these posts and looks like you’re having a great time. loving the’ catch it when you want to eat it’ attitude of the carribean – what a way to live!

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  4. You really have a wonderful life! Great food with beautiful landscape…not jealous at all as I sit in this freezing cold office!

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