Scheduled Date: Tuesday 16th May, 2017
Negmawah Beach on Saturday 20th May’17
Negmawah is an isolated beach on the North Coast situated between Saut D’eau Bay on the West and Cyril Bay on the East. It is one of the many beaches of the larger La Vache Bay located under the Maracas North Road. Negmawah is a French Creole word that means, “runaway slave.” Access to get there is from the Maracas North Coast Road and the downhill walk to the beach will take an hour. The return journey to the top of the mountain is uphill and moderately challenging. The trail descends to the left-hand side of the bay, where located there is a small cove and over the rocks leads to the beach.
The Cedula De-Population of 1783 invited French Farmers to come to Trinidad and develop the country by establishing estates. Most of the places in the vicinity of Negmawah still have French names like Pechon Cove, Mal D’Estomac, and Saut D’eau. There is no one alive to relate its history, but villagers pass on its name. One can only imagine the significance of Negmawah as a hideout for the runaway slaves. The torture of slavery, to labour twelve hours a day, seven days a week, whipped and unpaid for an entire lifetime. There is something sentimental about Negmawah, the enchanted stillness in the forest.
On Saturday 20th May’17, Fitness Walkers explore Negmawah Beach. For more information contact Mario 749-2956 Jamal 761-1889 or Marcia 490-2421
Assembly: 7 am at the Morne Coco Road Gas Station Maraval.
Hiking time: an hour downhill and 1½ hours
Rated: 4-5 moderately challenging.
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