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Caribbean Outdoor Life MagazineJune 2009

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Other Mountain Bike Trails in Trinidad

By Brian Ramsey

Trinidad is blessed with a range of old estate roads, hiking trails and hunting tracks that make excellent trails for riding Mountain Bikes. In this article we outline a few of the Mountain Bike Trails in Trinidad.

To discover some areas for mountain bike riding, click here.

Icacos Point Fishing 

By Brian Ramsey

Icacos Point is one area where people have been fishing and catching fish for over 200 years.

Click here to find out more about fishing at Icacos Point.

The History & Scenery of Aruba's Churches

By Justin Birch

Because of the diversity of peoples that have called Aruba home, daily life is influenced by African, South American and native Caribbean cultures. Nowhere is this exciting diversity more apparent than in houses of worship found throughout the island. Aruba features a wealth of special religious sites where visitors of all faiths can experience peaceful scenery and explore historic architecture.

Click here to read more about Aruba's Churches.

Diving without a Boat

 

Want to experience diving in a different way? Then go to Curacao. Do you know that there you can dive without the need for a boat? Yes, unlike other diving spots in the world, in Curacao you can just walk to a diving spot and dive from there.

 

To see how you can dive without a boat Click here. 

Maracas Bay Agri Tourism Park

By Brian Ramsey

The Maracas Bay Agri Tourism Park is an adventure in tropical agriculture. The Maracas Bay Agri Tourism Park however offers more than just experiencing tropical agriculture.

Click here to learn more about the Maracas Bay Agri Tourism Park

 

 

Preparing for your first Hike

By Juan D'Argent

 

So you heard of trekking and want to give it a try. First let's see what is trekking, shall we. Trekking is traveling slow and laboriously, usually on foot and on rough terrain. As such you will need to be able to meet the challenges you will encounter on your trip.

 

Click here to learn how to prepare for your first trek.

 

 

Thanks for reading,
Brian Ramsey

Editor & Publisher

 

 

Caribbean Outdoor Life Magazine, May 2009

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Caroni Kayaking

By Brian Ramsey

The Caroni Swamp on the western side of the Uriah Butler Highway is a fantastic place for kayaking. Unlike being in a tour boat where there is the noise of the engine, kayaking through the Caroni allows you to experience the swamp in an almost silent manner with the only sound being the sound of your paddles hitting the water.

 

To read about kayaking in the Caroni Swamp, click here.

Camping at Sans Souci

By Brian Ramsey

The Easter weekend provided the opportunity to discover another of the areas used for beach camping by Trinidadians.

Click here to find out more about camping at Sans Souci.

Triveni Mandir

By Brian Ramsey

The Treveni Mandir is an impressive site, sitting on a hill with spires reaching for the sky and manicured lawns spread around. This large temple complex is truly beautiful with detailed workmanship.

Click here to read more about the Treveni Mandir 

Swimming with Dolphins on Great Exuma

By Fred Coolridge


The great adventure of swimming with dolphins in the Bahamas. Nowhere in the world is swimming freely with dolphins an easier and more exciting adventure than in The Bahamas. Part of the amazement lies in observing them in their natural habitat, as you dive into open waters along coral reefs. 

 

Click here to learn about swimming with dolphins

Spectacular St. Lucia Beaches

By Eddie Tuchman


St Lucia Beaches are different from one another. Some have grey sand, some black sand and some white powdered sand. But one thing is common to them. They are exotic beaches surrounded by awe inspiring views of the vas verdant vegetation of this lovely island. 

 

Click here to learn about St Lucia's beaches

Art at the Wharf

By Brian Ramsey

A few years ago if you had said to anyone that you were going to look at art on the Port of Spain wharf they would have looked at you strangely. But now you can definitely see works of art by Trinidad's renowned painters on the wharf or at least what used to be the wharf.

 

To read about art on the Port of Spain Waterfront click here.

 

 

Capturing Great Landscape Photography

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A great landscape view for a picture depends largely on the amount of light falling on its location.

 

Click here to learn what else is required for great landscape photography.

 

 

Thanks for reading,
Brian Ramsey

Editor & Publisher

 

Caribbean Outdoor Life Magazine, April 2009

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Looking for the Bobolee -

Easter Traditions in Trinidad

By Brian Ramsey

In earlier years Bobolees abounded in Trinidad on Good Friday. Even now, although they may not be as prevalent, Bobolees can still be found in Trinidad. But what is a Bobolee and why is it associated with Easter and what other Easter traditions survive in Trinidad?


To learn about Bobolees and other Easter traditions, click here

Go Fly a Kite

By Brian Ramsey

The skies over the Caribbean are usually filled with Kites during the month of April as the Trade Winds blow through the region. These colorful kites capture our attenton as they dance in the breeze. The majority of these kites are purchased from roadside vendors and manufactured in Asian factories. There was a time, not too long ago however, when the kites were made by little children or their parents. This seemingly lost art is however not difficult to learn.

To learn how to make a kite, click here

Tobago Turtle Watching

By Brian Ramsey

With the name Turtle Beach you would expect to see turtles on the beach and every year for approximately 4 months, giant leatherback turtles heave themselves out of the ocean and on to the sand to lay their eggs. Turtle Beach however is not the only beach in Tobago on which these marine creatures are found and leatherback turtles are not the only turtles that visit Tobago.  

To learn more about Turtle Watching in Tobago, click here

Oval Art


The Queen's Park Oval has been the mecca for cricket in Trinidad and Tobago for over 100 years. The Oval however is now also becoming known for art by Trinidad and tobago artists

 

Click here to learn about art at the Oval

 

You can swim safely at Stingray City

By Mary Hanna


In the Cayman Islands there is one attraction that many tourists flocked to, Stingray City. Since the crocodile hunter, Steve Irwin, died from a poisonous barb while diving at the Great Barrier Reef, tourism to the Stingray City has significantly dropped. It is however safe to swim at Stingray City in the Cayman Islands. The rays here are tame and non aggressive to human beings.

 

Click here to learn about swimming with stingrays

Trinidad, Cuba

By Brian Ramsey


If you're looking to sample a slice of rural Cuban life, then a stint in a Trinidad hotel could be just the ticket. Located in the center of the island, the city is labeled as a UNESCO world heritage site and is a hot sleepy town filled with colonial architecture and idyllic cobbled streets. Here's everything you need to know about it, if you're considering making a holiday in Trinidad, Cuba a "must" for your next visit to the island.

 

Click here to discover Trinidad in Cuba.

 

Tortuga Catholic Church

Tortuga church, as it is commonly known, is the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Montserrat built in 1872. Within the church are stained glass windows, depicting biblical scenes, that were made in Toulouse, France, between 1880 and 1890. Also in the church is the shrine to the Black Virgin of Montserrat. 

 

Learn more about the Tortuga Catholic Church

 

Point Coco Camping, Fishing, Bathing


Point Coco is on the south western coastline of Trinidad in an area of small villages separated by forest. Its quiet beach is used for bathing, camping and fishing.

 

 

 

Mounain Bike Tyre Pressure

By Paul Kramer

 

Riding a bike is more than just balancing and paddling. To get the true joy of your ride, it is mandatory to have appropriate tire pressure in your mountain bike. This has a marked effect on your bike's performance. Tire pressure can vary significantly between rider to rider and tire setup to tire setup. Trail conditions and the type of terrain can also greatly affect what tire pressure you should run.

 

Click Here to learn more aboutsetting appropriate pressure in mountain bike tires.

 

 

 

Thanks for reading,
Brian Ramsey

Editor & Publisher

 

 

Caribbean Outdoor Life MagazineMarch 2009

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Tobago Camping

By Brian Ramsey

Tobago Camping

By Brian Ramsey

The dazzling blue water, golden sands and glorious sunsets make you want to stay on the beach in Tobago. The fact that most Tobago beaches are hemmed in by the natural flora or small villages causes the wildlife especially birds to be ever present and many of the beaches have either fringing or off shore reefs that are ideal for snorkeling. All of these facets make you want to linger on the beach and camping is a great way to experience a oneness with nature.


To learn about some of the places for camping in Tobago, click here

 

Hiking and Walking in Grenada

By James Post

The Caribbean has the image of being a beach destination. Not surprisingly as the beaches belong to the most attractive in the world. Some islands have indeed little more to offer than the beaches, sailing and snorkeling. For most visitors, this is more than enough. But there are islands like Grenada that have a fascinating hinterland to offer. Rain forest hikes are an experience that few ever had in their lives.

To learn more about Hiking in Grenada, click here

Mountain Biking and Hiking in St Kitts

By Justin Birch

Supported by nearly 70 square miles of incredibly diverse ecosystems, St. Kitts might be the best Caribbean destination for outdoor recreation. With an average year-round temperature of 78 degrees fahrenheit, it seems like the weather is always perfect for a hike through the rainforest or a bike ride through the island's historic countryside.

 To learn more about Hiking in St Kitts, click here

Plaisance Park Fishing

Easily accessible by anyone, this is another location that allows you to do some shoreline fishing in the waters of the Gulf of Paria.

 

Click here for directions to this fishing spot

 

Point Fortin Beach Update

Clifton Hill Beach in Point Fortin was a favorite of those on Sunday excursions. Unfortunately the laying of the pipeline to provide gas for the LNG plant resulted in the destruction of the beach. As a result of the removal of the beach, a new road has been constructed to allow accessing the beach further north and a beach facilty constructed. 

 

Click here to learn the new developments at Point Fortin Beach

 

Point Fortin Fishing

By Brian Ramsey

The rock walls that destroyed the Clifton Hill Beach for swimmers, created new locations for fishermen.

 

Click here to investigate the fishing at Point Fortin.

 

History of Trinidad Railway

If you are interested in the history of trains in Trinidad, we have added a link on the Outdoors Trinidad web site to a site that has a compact history of railways in Trinidad plus some wonderful photograms of life in early Trinidad. You can access the link by going to either the Citigate section or the Harris Promenade section of the Other Places of Interest Page on the Outdoors Trinidad web site.

 

 

Habio Waterfall & North Oropouche River Hike

The Northern Range of Trinidad is a delight for hikers and both sides of the range have natural wonders to discover. The Outdoors Trinidad web site has recently added information on Habio Waterfall in the Rincon Valley and on the North Oropouche River Hike in the Valencia region.

 

 

 

Staying Dry When Stuck Out In The Rain

By Victor Epand

 

Waterproof, windproof, and breathable clothing is an innovation no one should be without, especially out in the rain. When rain gear is made out of squaltex fabric you do not have to worry about those scratching sounds when you walk or rub up against a bush or a tree. There are a lot of innovations that stick out in the mind of hunters and fisherman everywhere such as a cartridge-firing gun, mono-filament, and camouflage.

 

Click Here to learn more about breathable waterproof clothing.

 

 

 

Thanks for reading,
Brian Ramsey

Editor & Publisher


 

 

 

Caribbean Outdoor Life

Brought to you by the Outdoors Trinidad Web Site

February 2009

In this Issue

Maracas Pillars

Tobago Snorkelling

Aruba Windsurfing

Discovering Antigua

St Lucia Waterfalls

Guyana Rodeo

 

Get the Tides

Guanapo Update 

Fort Chacon 

 

Running Headphones

 


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Maracas Pillars

By Brian Ramsey

The north coast road leading to Maracas Bay, Las Cuevas and Blanchissuesse is a very scenic route providing ocean views and luxuriant tropical rain forest. It is a route that is enjoyed by most and provides easy access to the lovely beaches and bays of Trinidad's north coast. At the western end of this road are two pillars that have become a convenient meeting point for groups on their way to the north coast. These pillars are reminders of how Trinidadians got access to Trinidad's best beach.

Discover the history of the North Coast Road in Trinidad

Tobago Snorkelling

By Brian Ramsey

Tobago is a fantastic place for snorkeling when on a Caribbean vacation. The clear underwater visibility and coral reefs that make Tobago attractive for diving also make Tobago a great place for snorkeling with the added plus that in many locations you can literally begin snorkelling from the edges of the beach. One of the added attractions of Tobago’s snorkeling is that several locations are suitable for snorkeling by small children.

Click here to learn about snorkelling in Tobago.

Windsurfing- Aruba's Signature Sport

by Justin Birch

Known throughout the world for excellent weather and ideal offshore conditions, Aruba has long been one of the best destinations for windsurfing. Experienced windsurfers flock to the island each year to polish their skills and compete in prestigious competitions, most notably the annual Aruba Hi-Winds event.

Learn more about Aruba Windsurfing   by clicking here

Discovering Antigua 

By Nadia Malla

An insight into a beautiful island in the middle of the Caribbean. Antigua, its history and life today is definitely worth taking a look at and through this article you will be led through aspects of its history, culture and development. Hopefully it will inspire you to actually visit this tropical island and enjoy the people, the weather and the wonderful cuisine on offer, as well as luxurious villas to stay in.

Discover Antigua by clicking here.

St Lucia Waterfalls 

St Lucia seems to have waterfalls everywhere you go. On any drive through the St Lucian countryside you will see water tumbling from the hills, sometimes in little hidden glens where you least expect it. Not only does St Lucia have waterfalls but it has variety in its waterfalls from cold water to warm water to even hot water waterfalls. 

 

Explore St Lucia's waterfalls by clicking here  

 

Rodeo in Lethen Guyana

By Rianne & Clydee De Haas

 

When and where in Guyana can you dress like cowboys and cowgirls and have a feel of the life in the South American Wild West? Yes...during the Easter Rodeo in lethem

 

Learn about Guyana's Rodeo by clicking here 

 

Get the Tides

The Outdoors Trinidad web site has now added tidal forecasts so that fishermen and beach lovers can now know at what time the high and low tides are expected.

To see the Trinidad tidal forecasts, click here. 

Surfers will also benefit from out addition as the forecasts also show estimated surf height.

You can also get the Trinidad weather forecast.

All of these can be found on our Events Calendar page along with the scheduled outdoor recreation events in Trinidad

 

Guanapo Update

The Heights of Guanapo are another location that is enjoyed by those who love a river lime.

Find out the latest on Guanapo River Limes

 

Fort Chacon

By Brian Ramsey 

When one hears the word "Fort" in a place name one immediately thinks of a place that has military significance. The creation of Fort Chacon undoubtedly had some military reason and it was the location to which Governor Chacon retreated when the British invaded in 1797, however it is for geographic reasons that Fort Chacon is remembered.

Learn the importance of Fort Chacon, by clicking here

 

Running Headphone Requirements

 By Jeffrey Meier

When you are ready to start your exercise routine, you should also consider running headphones as a vital part of the equipment you need. They help reduce the external noise, protect your hearing, save your battery life, and sometimes they just look cool. There are many brands and styles to choose from when you decide to replace those cheap standard earbuds on your new MP3 player and start to enjoy clear sounding music for a change.

To learn about choosing running headphones, click here

 

 

Caribbean Outdoor Life

Brought to you by the Outdoors Trinidad Web Site

January 2009

In this Issue

River Lime

Barbados Places of Interest

Grenada Places of Interest

Outdoor Trinidad Map

Lumber Lane Trail

Rehydration

 


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Happy New Year and welcome to the first issue of Caribbean Outdoor Life for 2009.

Brian Ramsey

River Lime Page

The words River Lime seem to carry a special connotation for Trinidadians. They embody good fun, an outdoor setting and plenty of food. Recognising that River Limes are an integral part of outdoor activity in Trinidad, an entire page on the Outdoors Trinidad web site has been devoted to River Liming Location.

Click here to visit the River Lime Page on Outdoors Trinidad

Places of Interest in Barbados & Grenada

By Brian Ramsey

Every Caribbean Island has numerous places of interest, stemming from their history, geography and culture. In this issue we take a look at the fascinating places of interest in Barbados and Grenada.

Click here to see Barbados Places of Interest or here to see Grenada Places of Interest.

Outdoors Trinidad Map

by Brian Ramsey

Throughout the Outdoors Trinidad web site we have sought to make finding places as easy as possible. As a result we usually provide directions to each attraction. We also have an Area Summary Page that lists the types of activities that you can enjoy in each area. To make it even easier to find your desired attraction we have now enhanced our Maps Page with a zoomable map that pinpoints the location of many of Trinidad's outdoor attractions.

To go to our Trinidad Maps Page, click here

Lumber Lane Trail

The Lumber Lane Trail is a historic trail that has recently been restored in a joint initiative between the Chaguaramas Development Authority and Nature Valley.

To learn more about the Lumber Lane Trail, click here.

Guide to Rehydration

By Millie Reed

Fluid is lost through sweating, breathing and urinating - for runners, particular attention has to be paid to the sweating factor. As soon as runners start to run, they start to dehydrate with about 75 per cent of the energy put into exercise converted into heat and then lost.

To learn more about rehydration, click here.


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