My Dear Old Mum would sometimes chide me for being a bit of a giddy goat.
Nothing much changes, she’s still my Dear Old Mum, although a year older, and dearer, on Saturday, while I’m even giddier and even goatier…
With white hair hanging from my chinny-chin-chin.
We’ve had some travels, me and Mum, and I often think how much fun we’d have had together in some others.
Tobago ‘our little dot on the map’ as one local called it lies just off Trinidad and just off Venezuala.
But it’s in a world of its own with a tropical rainforest, its own national dish ‘crab and dumpling’.
And TV chef Ainsley Harriott was there to try some for himself.
Sunday School, which is anything but… it’s actually a street party held in Buccoo every Sunday night.
When our friends from Tobago visit every year it is always a highlight of the Travel circuit.
Last year they brought us up to speed with the many unique cultural aspects of the island.
This year they wanted to stress the nature, animal and birdlife and sustainability of the island.
The best animals, of course, are the goats.
The Tobago Goat Race was started by Bajan Samuel Callender in 1925 as an more everyman’s alternative to horse racing.
It runs every Easter Tuesday… and I’m looking to get out there next year to run too.
Am I kidding? You’ll need to keep following to find out.
See http://www.tobagobeyond.com, http://www.visittobago.gov.tt and here’s a neat site I found too http://www.buccoo.net.
How to get there
Virgin Atlantic flies from Manchester and Gatwick http://www.virginatlantic.com
And British Airways flies from Gatwick http://www.britishairways.com.
Now you want to read about my adventures in the Caribbean? Thought you would https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/rihanna-in-barbados/
And you want to see how I got on when I tried to learn how to cook Caribbean-style…
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