Scheduled Date: Saturday 2nd August, 2014
Anse Paoua Bay situated at the tip of the Dragon’s Mouth just around the coast from Scotland Bay is a secluded cove with a lovely little beach. A boat is needed to access there, and this is why beaches on Trinidad’s North Western Peninsula are sometimes referred to as “Down D Islands.” The sheltered waters that surround the inlet make it a favorite destination for a beach lime and a suitable spot to anchor yachts. The Chaguaramas Development Authority manages the area and together with groups organize regular clean-ups however uncaring sea bathers continue to litter the surroundings.
There is a lot of history that surrounds the Scotland Bay Region and up until 1941 the area had residents however because of its strategic location the British Government leased the land to the United States Government for 99 years. A Naval Base constructed and stationed there were as many as thirty thousand troops. During World War 11 the Americans built a recreational center which consisted of a hall, tennis and basketball court, a football field and a zoo. Today except for some dilapidated concrete structures very little evidence of an army barracks exist, but the relaxing ambience and magnificent coastal scenery remains preserved.
The expedition from Scotland to Anse Paoua is an easy coastal walk that will take thirty minutes. The hike is one-way, and the return trip to the mainland is from the final destination at Anse Paoua. Along the way, the trail passes through some small coves that are frequently occupied by campers and sea-bathers. The Manchineel Tree, which grows along some parts of the shoreline, is a toxic tree that contains poisonous milky latex. Caution required when passing close to this tree as to avoid the water droplets which can cause great distress to the skin and eyes.
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