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ARGYLE WATERFALL – TOBAGO

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We arrived at Argyle Waterfall (the islands highest waterfall), in the early afternoon having driven down along the south of the island and having made a quick stop at Fort King George on the way. We paid a small fee at the entrance of the waterfall and waited for the rest of the guests within our party to prepare themselves.
Once everyone was together we set off with our wonderful guide. We walked along the trail through the clearings in the rainforest. Surrounded by towering bamboo sticks and cocoa trees as well as lots of other vegetation and birds, our guide told us about the history and old folk tales of the area. Some interesting stories, but we won’t spoil it for you.
We learned a lot on our trail but of course our minds were set on what we were going to see at the end of our relatively short walk, the waterfall. We reached the base of the waterfall and were met with the most magnificent site. Our guide gave us the opportunity to explore and bathe, whilst she waited to take us back. However, we decided we wanted to explore a little further and so we told our guide, we would make our own way back. We clambered up the slippery rocks and slowly and carefully made our way up the different levels of the waterfall. Every so often we stopped to admire the views below and bathe in the pools and under the falling water showers. The views were absolutely magnificent and climbing the waterfall rocks, having to figure out the best route to climb was such a thrill. We decided to go at it barefoot and its advisable to carry minimal possessions. The views and photo opportunities are well worth the climb. Having climbed as far as we felt we safely could, we made our way back down the waterfall and walked back to the starting point of the trail.
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As we neared the starting facilities, we walked passed a gentleman selling his handmade sculptures, under a hut. No not a tout, but a kind, friendly gentlemen with the biggest smile. He has a genuine love for the pieces he creates, and they can be bought for very affordable prices. He has a wide variety of sculptures that would make wonderful gifts and souvenirs, all skilfully and tactfully made.
We got back to the start point and found our driver, Mr. Cyril Johnson (our driver for the entire time we spent on the island) who had kindly been waiting for us. Mr Johnson suggested that we drive back to our hotel via the north side of the island. On the way, we stopped at some magnificent sites for some pictures, including Pirate’s Bay in Charlotteville on the North end of the island. Mr. Johnson educated us on the various stops and gave us a brief history behind them. We had a wonderfully interesting day. Be prepared though, we were truly exhausted by the time we made it back to our hotel. However we were full of new knowledge and an abundance of breath-taking scenic pictures to take home.
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