Why hello and happy Easter! I hope you are in a happy fog of Easter candy and family-and-friends contentment.
So, I left on Friday night after some wine and too much food…. Which brings us to:
Saturday: Marianne Beach and Plenty Trini Food
We woke up bright and early to pre-packed bags and sunny skies and jumped on the road to Blanchisseuse, a stretch of beaches along the North Coast of Trinidad. Since it’s about an hour and a half winding drive, we picked up a good breakfast on the way:
I ate about half, almost died from being too full and of hot peppery fire, and wrapped up the rest for later.
As usual, the drive through Santa Cruz and up to the North Coast Road was full of sights:
Some days, the winding North Coast Road doesn’t faze me or set off motion sickness. Saturday was not one of those days. I was beyond relieved when we arrived:
It was a beautiful day and we got ourselves a prime spot in a little cove with a bit of sun and a bit more shade:
Where much chatting, reading, people-watching, and snoozing was had–oh yeah, and a lunch of bake and shark:
After a few attempts at getting in the water, I had to give up–not only was it cold, but the currents were extremely strong. I love the beach, but not enough to risk a watery grave. I’ll leave that to the crazy surfers.
At around 4 or so, we packed our bags and headed back:
Needless to say, the day’s peppery/fiery/fried food and beer quota, combined with the winding road to and from the beach, do not a food-lovin’ Laura make. When hunger eventually struck (and I was good and sand-free), I had breakfast for dinner, in this case banana pancakes with mango on top:
Wouldn’t you know it but I decided that having food babies was no fun, after three days of it? Over a game of Scrabble I solemnly vowed that no more food babies would be had this weekend. Did I keep my promise? You’ll have to hang on until tomorrow’s Easter Dinner recap to find out….