Scheduled Date: Tuesday 7th July, 2015
In recent times, it may seem unthinkable but before the construction of the Maracas North Coast Road, the preferred beach for sea bathers was Cyril Bay. The entrance to the beach located in an unrecognizable spot just before the Maracas Look-Out. Since there were no drivable roads to Maracas, the closer and easier choice was Cyril Bay. During World War 11, the Americans leased Chagaramas for 99 years, and entrance to Macqueripe and Scotland Bay restricted. As compensation, they agreed to construct a road on the North Coast to allow Trinidadians access to Maracas Bay. In March 1943, work began on the rugged route and in April 1944 the 7 ½ mile course completed.
Cyril Bay once a thriving estate but with the steep decline in the price of cocoa and the difficulty in obtaining free labour, cocoa production ceased to be a profitable commodity. In true Trinidad style, the estate left abandon and eventually taken over by squatters.
Cyril Bay is one of the inlets of the larger La Vache Bay that comprise of Saut D’eau or Saint Cion, Mal Destomac or Paragrant, Negmawah, Peechon Cove, Cyril, Lovers, Balata and Maraquette.
The exploration to Cyril Bay starts on the North Coast Road and takes 45 minutes to descend to the beach. The return from the beach is uphill and can be a little more challenging for some and will take an hour.
For information visit www.Islandhikers.com or Mario749-2956 call Jamal 761-1889 and Marcia 490-2421.
Assembly 1: 7.30am at the Pillars on North Coast Road.
Assembly 2: 7.00am entrance to Central Bank Auditorium
Rating : 4 moderate (children seven years & up)
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