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Excursion to Maracas Beach

By Chantelle Wilson. They say the maxi reaching Cane Farm 7 0’clock on the dot for people in the area, so I make sure and wake up 5 in the morning to reach on time. Imagine 6.56, I sweating down the place rushing, thinking I real late, and when I reach 7.05, not a soul in sight. Is only after 10 to 15 minutes later people start to come. “Trini people again,” somebody bawl out. – Maracas

People sitting down by the roadside, standing up by the bus stop and others gone to buy drinks, all just waiting for the maxi to reach. This is the second time we crew was going on a beach lime and we was expecting it to be bigger than before.

Soon the maxi come and was on its way to the other pick-up spots where it get pack up like sardine with people in every corner.

Maracas Beach lime 1

While going to Maracas Beach, the driver start to play dancehall and soca music, which turn the maxi into a party. It was unbelievable how people find space to dance. Everybody had a cup with a drink like Hennessy, Stag or Smirnoff.

In order to reach safely the driver took his time with all the curves and bends on the road to Maracas, but with all the excitement happening in the maxi, within a blink of an eye we reach Maracas beach in no time.

Without hesitation people fly outside to take in the salty sea breeze. The air was smelling strong with the mouth-watering bake and shark that most people desired and rushed for. Nonetheless, food was prepared so we had choices.

The boys immediately geared up to play football, divided into two teams, and went to an open space where they could play their game. After the girls assured the boys that they would come and watch them play, they wandered off by the oceanside to take pictures. They soon joined the boys and acted as cheerleaders, singing and dancing hysterically until they find the game was getting lame. They ran in the middle of the game and lured the boys to the beachside where all the wildness start.

People who didn’t intend to bathe were thrown into the water and after the boys threw in some of the girls’ hair it was mayhem… girls against boys. It was an innocent play fight.

Then they played water games but became tired fast because of the huge strong waves that trampled people, which is typical of Maracas. Then they calmly lie down on the beachside, covered by the towering coconut tree, and waited until food was served. After eating, everybody was looking like “macajuel” so they spread out on the sand and give one another talks for the rest of the evening.

When the long fun-filled day came to an end, everyone was tired, stuffed with food, slightly intoxicated and ready to go home. Unlike the journey to go to the beach, the drive home started quiet and serene until the cake fight began along with a dancing session. Because is we, the night had to end with dancing. The maxi driver then dropped everyone home and the lime turned out to be better than the first one after all.

November 2012 – Issue 2    www.sweettntmagazine.com

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By Kielon Hilaire. There are scores of people in the water of Shark River and that famous “Jaws” music starts playing in the background. You already know that a shark is about to rise from beneath and someone’s leg will soon be gnawed upon by teeth.

But, imagine, what if that creature turns out to be a boy who grins at you with mischievous intent. Or a girl, wearing just a two-piece bathing suit, her hair all wet and sketched against her sopping face. Frowning does little in casting them back whence they came, as even the knowledge that this river had long ago been infested with sharks never prevents them from having a fun time at this place.

Positioned between the “turtle villages” Toco and Matelot in Trinidad, Shark River has  been a favourite among neighbouring residents. People usually spend a full day at Shark River obtaining an experience that is relatively different from the one you typically get at the sea. The people in the pictures convey this quite nicely.

One group in particular was busy laying out a net in the middle of the pond to catch some fish, while one or two of them had chosen to sit at the riverbank and stare in wonderment as they were not ready to bathe yet. Some played games in the water – splash! And others just took it easy as they traversed the shallower parts of the river, creating a concord of harmonious rings that engulfed them wherever they went.

Bathers drinking in Shark River, Toco, Matelot in sweet T&T for Sweet TnT Magazine, Culturama Publishing Company, for news in Trinidad, in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, with positive how to photography.

The greatest thing is that most of the people were so friendly that a woman even cheered one of the snapshots (while she and two others were comfortably sitting in the middle of the river) with a big smile and a mild tribute to a beer she was drinking.

Oddly, on this occasion there was no music or food present at the scene – or perhaps some invisible sharks had just gobbled up the goods when the swimmers’ backs were turned – yet happy ambience resonating from the people’s mouths were enough to invigorate their inner beats.

In many cases where there is a mass body of water there is always some way to have fun. Combine that with the coolness of the river, the crudeness of good people and collectiveness of nature, and bathing in just about any river will definitely ensure a most entertaining time.

November 2012 – Issue 2   www.sweettntmagazine.com

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