By Marika Mohammed. Located deep south, Columbus Bay is somewhere few have gone. It’s so calm and clean. There is even washrooms. I didn’t expect that considering there doesn’t appear to have much visitors. However, it doesn’t stop the locals from enjoying its unspoilt beauty. There’s a lot to do at Columbus Bay, the question is where to start?
The water is warm, calm and clear. There are no crowds, no stalls, and no waves. It’s perfect for families with little ones as they can run, swim and hop to their little hearts’ content. There are various pools of water so just pick one to bathe. And you know for sure your toys won’t get stolen by the ocean. There is a little hill and ledge to climb. So if you’re a thrill seeker this will get you going.
On top of the hill you get the most amazing views of the rocks in the ocean. You can see how the water erodes it and wonder to yourself how big it must have been. There used to be an arc that joins one hill to another, but sadly the ocean showed no mercy and it no longer exists.
Columbus Bay seems to have everything
On the edges of the ledge, you can see oysters in the making. It was my first time seeing this and it blew my mind. The next thing I tried to do as would any Trini is pull it out.
These things are stuck in there until it feels to come out itself. This I was told so I had to go away empty handed. You will see it along the ledge, growing out of the wall. Defiantly, a nature miracle moment.
Lastly, was when I hopped over the ledge, there’s this animal, just standing there. What is it? I don’t know. It appeared to be used to the camera as it stayed still and posed when I was taking some shots.
I have given it the name “ducken”. It looks kinda like a duck and kinda like a chicken, hence the name. I found out later it is called a Red-footed Booby.
It was for sure an adventure! When you thought you’ve seen all that Trinidad can offer you, it surprises you with a “ducken”. Columbus Bay seems to have everything a beach-goer would want. A little peace and quiet with a side of adventure.
April 2016 – Issue 21 www.sweettntmagazine.com
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