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!