las cuevas, trinidad

Las Cuevas, Trinidad

on de beach

Las Cuevas has no wikipedia entry and as such qualifies for some sort of dedicated and detailed entry here. It’s a bit beyond Maracas Beach on the road, maybe 20 minutes or so of driving. It’s not a tourist beach like Maracas, this beach is mostly Trinis (locals.) There’s one shop to buy drinks – but it’s weird – you can buy beer, but not juice or water. So the locals like to “lime” here, which means to to “hang out,” or to “chill,” in Canadian.

Las Cuevas, Trinidad

various Trinis doing Trini tings (things)

Las Cuevas, Trinidad

The waves are far smaller at this beach – 3 feet tops, and very sandy beach, so walking with a camera in hand is not a big deal.

Las Cuevas, Trinidad

not much fishing going on, it was time to lime

Las Cuevas, Trinidad

this mound of grass reminded me of a very old game named Drol where you had to occasionally escape these weird moving grass mounds which chased you around in the higher levels.

Las Cuevas, Trinidad

fresh coconuts

Las Cuevas, Trinidad

these d00ds really wanted their photo taken

Las Cuevas, Trinidad

some sort of fish that had decided to sleep too long on the beach

Las Cuevas, Trinidad

sand dollar

Las Cuevas, Trinidad

danger

Las Cuevas, Trinidad

the edge of the land looked like this

Las Cuevas, Trinidad

vultures – there are more of them in the distance. a lot of them.

Las Cuevas, Trinidad

it was rainy season in Trinidad while we were there, so the rain came down for 5 minutes and created cool patterns in the sand.

Las Cuevas, Trinidad

Las Cuevas means “the caves” in Spanish. I looked in a cave and this dog was hanging out in it, not really interested in moving or saying hello.

Las Cuevas, Trinidad

inside another cave.

Las Cuevas, Trinidad

Trinis are very friendly and conversational. This one talked to me for a while before rejoining some friends for some soccer.

Las Cuevas, Trinidad

clever movement of the “n”

3 thoughts on “las cuevas, trinidad”

  1. Such beautiful photos full of movement and creative picks. The kids in the ocean look cool and refreshed and the dog in the cave has wisely found a spot of shade. Wonderful!

  2. Nice pics & nice storytelling. What a great beach. Las Cuevas is the ying to Maracas’ yang (calm vs wavey).
    Nice integration of the Maps of Goog, too.

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