Scheduled Date: Saturday 24th June, 2017
In the remote county of St David, one of Toco’s best-kept secrets is La Forêt Beach or Forest Point. Located 3km south of the Galera Point Lighthouse this magical isle divided by a rocky peninsula 100 metres long and 25 metre high. The constant pounding of the waves caused sea erosion of the loose sedimentary rocks. Over time the rocks form a barrier reef, which protects the bay from the roughness of the ocean. On each side of the headland, there is a beach and the area is a lovely place to sit and enjoy the soothing Atlantic Breeze. The beach on the northern side of the headland sheltered with shallow and calm waters. The rocks form Jacuzzi like salt ponds, which provide safe conditions for non-swimmers. The beach on the southern side is less protected and has gentle waves for swimming.
The seascape, which extends along the rocky northeastern coast called L’anse Contre Bay and used mainly for estate land. As with many of the Coastal beaches, their names originated from French influence. The Cedula de Population of 1783 invited French Farmers to migrate to Trinidad and develop the country.
The vegetation consists of secondary growth forests made up of primary wild shrub, coconut and almond trees. The open landscape provided limited protection from the sun‘s radiation, and it is advisable to bring a hat or umbrella for shade. The seascape with its lush green slopes and rocky background provide a breath-taking scenery. The 30-minute walk to La Forêt is along a wide-open estate road that slopes gently towards the sea.
On Sunday 25th June 2017, Island Hikers visit La Forêt where the generous spirit of the Toco Countryside comes alive.
For details contact Mario: 749 – 2956, Jamal 761-1889, Marcia 4902421 or visit www.islandhikers.com
Assembly: 7.00am Corner of Omeara Road and Churchill Roosevelt Highway Arima.
Depart by 7.45 pm to Galera Road Toco.
Directions to hike starting location: Take the Galeota Point Light-House Road, after passing the steel bridge, turn right into a gravel road and drive 2 km to where the vehicles parked.Bring a hat for sunshade and a litre of water.
Rating: 2 easy (1mile walk on a wide open dirt road)
The cost of the hike $50.00
Optional Maxi- taxi transport provided if required, please call to book $80.00
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