Scheduled Date: Tuesday 17th July, 2018
During the summer vacation, an exciting destination for a family campout is at Paria Bay. It is the perfect place to unwind, forget ones busy schedule and enjoy nature to the fullest. The scenic coastline and the refreshing Caribbean breeze provide the perfect ambiance to relax and rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit. The childhood memories to camp in the wilderness, sleep in a tent and admire the twinkling stars are everlasting. It is a time to be carefree just to sit on the sand, unconcern about time and blown away by the picturesque seascape. A time to reflect on the real meaning of life and how perfect a world we live.
Paria Bay has a little of everything, and apart from its fascinating beach and magnificent waterfall, there is the river mouth with its tranquilizing waters. Another attraction is the giant leatherback turtles that frequent the beach at night and during the peak season from May to July over 30 come ashore to nest. Care should be taken as not to scare them away by not shining the lights at them. During the months of July and September another spectacle is to see the hatchling emerge from the sand. Unfortunately many of them don’t make it to the safety of the water since the black vultures wait in the treetops to prey on them. On the western end of the beach, sea erosion formed a magnificently carved arch, which has a protruding fragment in its middle. Its grand appearance gives it the name Cathedral Rock, and because of its elegant grandeur, it is a lovely spot to take pictures. A nearby stream provides clean water for cooking and local fishermen supply freshly caught fish to campers.
It is the duty of campers to preserve the environment and to protect wildlife by leaving nothing but footprints. Campsites should be set up in areas where nesting turtles and their hatchlings are not affected. Garbage must be taken out and not left on the beach.
A boat provides transportation of personal items and camping equipment to Paria Bay. To get to the beach campers have to walk the two-hour journey from the Blanchisseuse, Spring Bridge. Along the way, a place of interest is Turtle Rock where one can enjoy the spectacular coastal scenery.
Island Hikers Family Camp-out at Paria Bay from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd July 2018. (Note: the Friday is optional)
Note: Items for boat transportation should be labeled and put in waterproof garbage bags.
Suggested Items for the camp-out: are a tent, sleeping bag, life jacket, medication, repellent, flashlight, extra change of clothing and footwear, cup, plate, knife, fork, garbage bag and a pen knife.
Suggested food items to bring along are Vienna sausages, sandwiches, tuna, sardines, baked potato, trail snacks, fruit juices, peanut butter, biscuits, boiled eggs, cooked chicken, milk, coffee or tea bags, drinking water.
Please note: dinner and breakfast supplied only on Sat nite & Sun morning, however, campers required to bring personal food items and eating utensils (cup, plate, knife, and fork not supplied)
Assembly on Friday 20th : 1pm at Blanchisseuse Fising Depot. Contact Jamal 761-1889
Assembly on Sat 21st : 9 am at the Blanchisseuse Fishing Depot contact Mario 749-2956.
All Campers allowed 2-3 bags: A tent, sleeping bag and personal backpack, Campers must bring their belongings labeled in garbage bags to the boat jetty for loading.
Meals not provided on Friday so bring your own contact Jamal 761-1889.
The Cost to camp : Return boat transportation of personal items. $120. 2 meals provided dinner Sat night and Breakfast Sunday $60 ,Hike fee $60. Total $240
For those not wishing to hike, the boat is available at an extra cost of $60.00 per trip
Secure overnight parking available at Marianne Beach Resort
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