A Wedding in Trinidad and Tobago, June 9-16, 2011 Travel Blog Photos

Gabriel and Don on the way from Miami to Trinidad.
Gabriel and Don on the way from …
Dun was so proud of the mango the bride's father gave her from the tree in his yard.
Dun was so proud of the mango th…
The room I shared with Dun in Asa Wright.  It was very cozy.
The room I shared with Dun in As…
The spacious bathroom.  Those armoires are about 6'6' tall; they held a lot and were a clever use of space.
The spacious bathroom. Those ar…
Tea and pastries on the porch.  How I miss that...
Tea and pastries on the porch. …
The sitting room.  The porch is off to the right.
The sitting room. The porch is …
The bar on the porch.  Our group spent a lot of time there.
The bar on the porch. Our group…
Talking and bird watching
Talking and bird watching
Indira, one of the great staff members at Asa Wright.
Indira, one of the great staff m…
The hummingbirds were so close that everyone was able to get a decent picture of one.
The hummingbirds were so close t…
Enjoying the porch shortly after arriving at Asa Wright.
Enjoying the porch shortly after…
A downwards view from the porch.
A downwards view from the porch.
Looking off the porch to the left.  It's about 5:30 pm.
Looking off the porch to the lef…
Looking straight out from the porch.  It's about 5:30 pm.
Looking straight out from the po…
A panoramic shot of the dining room.
A panoramic shot of the dining r…
The dining room had large windows that opened to the outside, making you feel that much more connected with nature.
The dining room had large window…
The morning dawned cloudy and grey.
The morning dawned cloudy and grey.
Breakfast!
Breakfast!
Along the path to the oilbird cave.
Along the path to the oilbird cave.
An oilbird and its chick.
An oilbird and its chick.
Me and Molly.
Me and Molly.
The stairs leading to my room. I spent the first few days and each evening carefully scanning the foliage for fer-de-lances.
The stairs leading to my room. I…
Tall, thick yellow bamboo surrounded the natural pool.
Tall, thick yellow bamboo surrou…
One of the natural pools at Asa Wright.
One of the natural pools at Asa …
The pool was surprisingly shallow.
The pool was surprisingly shallo…
Kent and Cheree enjoy the waterfall.
Kent and Cheree enjoy the waterf…
Chatting after lunch.
Chatting after lunch.
Lounging on the porch.
Lounging on the porch.
An agouti.  Dun kept referring to them as 'rats'.
An agouti. Dun kept referring t…
The hydrogenerator.
The hydrogenerator.
The snake saga begins. We were hanging out on the porch by the bar when Dun looks up and shouts out 'Snake!' We looked up to see this, which was identified the following day as a Cook's Tree Boa.
The snake saga begins. We were h…
'Hello there!'
"Hello there!"
Even the snakes were friendly in Trinidad.  This boa came down to greet us.
Even the snakes were friendly in…
After a while the boa doubled back and tried a different route.
After a while the boa doubled ba…
The boa is about to head along that ledge reaching to the upper right of the picture.
The boa is about to head along t…
'I could have sworn I smelled dinner around here somewhere.'
"I could have sworn I smelled di…
An appallingly large tick attached to the boa constrictor.
An appallingly large tick attach…
'Hey... how you doin'?'
"Hey... how you doin'?"
'Hey little fellas. Are you okay here in the nest all alone? Don't worry, I'll keep you nice in safe - IN MY TUMMY!!'
"Hey little fellas. Are you okay…
'**OM NOMNOMNOMNOM**'

The snake has just struck one of the chicks. The screaming humans were hilarious. Fortunately someone in our group recorded them.
"**OM NOMNOMNOMNOM**" The sna…
Another delicious Asa Wright meal.
Another delicious Asa Wright meal.
Someone made the mistake of holding up an iPhone as a size comparison. The spider took one look at it and said, 'Don't bring that weak stuff into my rainforest! Get yourself an Android - a REAL phone.' It then seized the iPhone and ate it. :o
Someone made the mistake of hold…
En route to the beach!
En route to the beach!
Panoramic shot of the beach.
Panoramic shot of the beach.
I don't know who these kids are, but I like the action in this photo.
I don't know who these kids are,…
One of the many strays, or 'common animals' in Trinidad.  Most of the dogs were rather small, like this one.
One of the many strays, or 'comm…
We gained beach access through their gate.
We gained beach access through t…
The beach food was delicious.
The beach food was delicious.