Argyle Falls Travel Blog› entry 5 of 7 › view all entries
June 17th, 2007 – by: paulmclaughlin
We went to see the Argyle Falls, with a guided tour costing $30 TT per person. This was well worth it, with our guide pointing out all the wildlife as we went. His binoculars came in really handy, letting us each see a close-up of some young Caimans on the river.
The falls themselves were great - only about 20 minutes walk from the car park, the pool was deep enough to swim in and jump into from the sides. After cooling off and splashing around for a while, another group of tourists arrived, this one much larger than our ten and it certainly spoilt the feel of the place until they moved on in a hurry.
After coming back to the jeep, we only had time to do a quick circuit across the centre of the island through the rain forest (which felt very much like the New Forest rather than a jungle) and then back down the north coast, as I had to get to my flight.
It was only the next day that I heard on the radio that someone had just been killed in a machete fight in one of the little villages that we drove through. After seeing the peaceful countryside it certainly shocks you.
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