Columbus Bay to Icacos Point

SATURDAY 18TH JULY 2020

THE BEACHCOMBERS

Meeting place: The entrance to Mount Hope Medical Science Complex, Mount Hope

Meeting time: 6:00am SHARP

Estimated arrival time at Columbus Bay: 8:30am

Estimated completion time of the hike at Icacos Point: 1:00pm LATEST

The rating of this beach walk is (4) Moderate

 

 

Welcome to the south-western part of Trinidad, land of "Copra" where thousands of coconut trees line the entire coastline of Icacos Point. We head to the popular beach where many southerners of Trinidad goes to enjoy the best of the Gulf of Paria. From the entrance of the Columbus Bay, beautiful vistas of "Los Galos Rocks" can be seen for the ideal start of our beach walk.

Very easy beach walking all along the coastline. Whilst walking, pending on the tide, once it is a low tide, the water will be very inviting and you can take advantage of the green waters for that bit of swimming and a soak before proceeding along. Endless coconut trees line the shoreline to add to the splendor of the rugged coastline.

As we come to the end of the coastline walk, scenes of the once upon a time ruins of beach houses that used to be along the seashore, but taken away by the seas of nature. At this point, we are between the Gulf of Paria and the Columbus Channel and we can take the opportunity and enjoy the best of the two worlds. The lowlands of Venezuela can clearly be seen from where we are as the mainland is only 4 miles between us.

Our awaiting transport will be there waiting for us as we ready ourselves to hop in to get back at our waiting vehicles.

Duration & Cost

8 Hours

Duration from Columbus Bay to Icacos Point (One way) - 2 hours maximum

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HIKE COST

TTD $150. per adult

Includes transport from Icacos Point to Columbus Bay

Kindly make payment to any branch of Republic Bank Limited

A/C#320466690701

In the name of "Nature Trekking in T&T"

Once payment is made, kindly Whats app or email a copy of the receipt as proof of payment

Persons wishing to make direct payments, touch base with me and arrangements will be made

Please note that persons making advanced payments will be acknowledged first and foremost

Attire & General Information

Wear long/short trousers.

Bath suits can be worn under your hike clothing.

Wear long/short sleeve tops. No sleeveless tops.

Wear hiking shoes/trainers/sandals with good grips under the soles. No slippers on this trek please.

Use a Backpack thereby keeping both hands totally free.

Bring along mosquito repellent.

Bring a change of clothing which will be left in the vehicles.

Important Not

Important Notice - Re: COVID-19

Due to the state of  this pandemic the Corona-virus epidemic, in order to maintain my usual high standard of service on to my fellow hikers and fitness enthusiasts, for this "Beachcombers Event", no more than "(15) fifteen hikers" will be entertained whatsoever. Safety, and security is NTITT's utmost prime focus and of course, your well-being will be monitored every step of the way throughout the duration of the expedition.

Please read the guidelines carefully that will be the order of the day:

  1. At the meeting point, you are to remain in your respective vehicles. I will entertain each of you by the car window.

  2. A 15 minute grace will be given for late comers. At 7:15am, we depart Mount Hope to our destination. The objective here is to "START EARLY AND FINISH EARLY".

  3. Social distancing will be the order of the day throughout our beach walk.

  4. Wear your face mask if you so desire.

  5. Along the way, there will be 2 stops to ensure that our convoy remain together and no one is displaced.

Re: COVID-19