Scheduled Date: Saturday 11th June, 2016
A hidden gem on Trinidad’s south coast is Canari Bay. The beach uninhabited is a mile long and access to get there is mainly by walking. Canari Bay located between the dense forest of Moruga and Guayaguare on the Petrotrin Mainfield Road. At the top of the hill, the abandon ruins of the once thriving Canari Estate House. The land reclaimed by the rugged elements of nature and all left are some struggling cacao and citrus trees. On the eastern end of the beach, there is a prominent statue of the Virgin Mary placed on the rocks as a guardian to the sea. The vegetation along the shore consists of red mangrove, seaside mahoe, savonette jaune, coconut trees and prickly vegetation. At the entrance to the beach, tall bamboo and almond trees provide a welcoming shade to visitors.
The trek to the beach begins at Pole # 00125 on the Petrotrin Main Field Road located at Edward Trace in Moruga. The distance is approximately 6km long and will take 2 hours to get there. The footpath shaded by the canopy of the trees is broad and open with gentle inclines. There is no access to clean drinking water, and it is advisable to bring at least 1 -2 litres. A variety of wildlife lives in this forest making it a popular place for hunters. Along the way, the red howler monkeys some seen high up in the treetops make frightening calls. The trail may be muddy, and it is advisable to bring extra water to rinse, change of clothing and footwear.
On Saturday11th June 2016, Fitness Walkers visit Canari Bay.
Assembly 1: 6.00am at Eric Williams Medical Complex Mt Hope. Depart by 6.45am
Assembly 2: 7.30am at Golconda Road Exit on the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway San Fernando.
The route to hiking destination is through Barackpore to Edward Trace in Moruga.
Note: bumpy road and there is the option to take the maxi taxi (must call Mario to book)
Rating: 4 moderate
Hiking time: 2hrs one way
Bring along 1- 2 litres of water.
For details contact Mario at 749-2956 or www islandhikers.com.
call to book maxi taxi transport
Phone: (868) 749-2956,
email :islandhikers @gmail.com
Marcia 490-2421,Michael 719-3368,
Jamal 761-1889,Robin 681-1389,
Camille 620-314, Michelle 726-5195,
,Petronilla 342-1072, Pooran 764-2041
Dennis 678-2768, Adrian 349-9316,
Bob 685-5355, Pedro 346-3460
Ian 682-6177, Danny 372-7798