Labour Day at Maracas Bay

Maracas Bay Travel Blog

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A ukelele player at Maracas viewpoint
This was the 70th anniversary of the start of the trade union movement in Trinidad. So there were plenty of marches and parades by the unions. But more importantly for me & most other people, it was a day off work! We drove up to the north coast again, and this time we stopped along with what seemed like half the island at Maracas Bay.

The problem with beaches in Trinidad is the proximity of the Orinoco Delta. Even with the bulk of Trinidad to shield it, the water is still silty, but it seems healthy enough. So, claiming a patch of sand we spent a lazy half day enjoying our time off. Maracas Bay is famous for being the home of Bake & Shark, a Trinidad delicacy of deep fried shark pieces served in a fried bread, and heaped up with pepper sauce. It's delicious - but not something you should eat every day!

We had a bit of excitment in the afternoon. There is a long shore drift, and a mother and her two daughters didn't realise this. When they got carried along a bit, the sea got deeper and so they were out of their depth. I was right next to them when they started to panic, and so helped to pull them back towards the shore before the lifeguards could bring them back the rest of the way. It certainly attracted onlookers!
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Maracas Bay
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