The Tobago Cays are a marine park within St Vincent and the Grenadines. The whole area is absolutely gorgeous! The Cays are made up of small deserted islands and the sea is a fabulous turquoise colour. The reefs under the water are also very different shades of green, brown and blue. Unfortunately, following on from yesterday, the weather wasn't very good at all and the stunning scenery was somewhat affected by this, which was a great shame as this was planned to be one of the highlights of the week. When we arrived John and Frankie went for a swim round the boat only to be confronted by a number of large rays sweeping round their legs which freaked Frankie out so much she got out the water quite smart! On one of the islands there is a turtle breeding ground which has been buoyed off to protect it. Snorkelling here is fab and you often see the turtles swimming. Sadly, the weather being so awful meant that the visibility for snorkelling was poor. When we ventured out in the afternoon by dinghy to one of the islands, we got soaked by rain on the way home! Having asked Frankie, her best memory of the Cays, apart from the rays, was the fresh banana bread which was brought to us by Mr Quality, the boat boy, on the second morning!!
After a quick stop off in Union Island, to check out we headed back south to Hillsborough in Carriacou, another very local town, with the promise of a bit more to do and dinner ashore.
One of the gorgeous beaches
Another storm brewing in the distance
A quick moment between showers!