Sunday, July 4, 2010

My Honeymoon, Trinidad & Tobago.

As you may or may not know, I got married on April 30th!  The wedding was amazing, such a good time, Meg looked stunning, and I could not be happier.  We spent a week in Trinidad and Tobago for our honeymoon and it was incredible. This is going to be a long post, about 60 photos, out of the 1500 I shot, and 600 I edited.  Hard to describe the entire week, so I will let the photos speak for themselves. Hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I enjoyed taking them.  (there will be some captions for further explanation)

The Caribbean from the plane
sunset from the plane

Mangrove tree roots

our tour guide through the Origani Swamp

Scarlett Ibis. These birds are huge

Every red spot you see, is a Scarlett Ibis

From the front door of our cabin at Grande Rivier

A rare photo of yours truly
Stray dogs were everywhere on the beach

Grande Riviere 

Sunset over Grande Riviere 

Meg and a Leatherback Turtle on the beach... they weigh about 1000 LBS.  One of the reasons we went to Trinidad is because more Leatherback turtles nest on the beaches of Trinidad than anywhere else in the world.  Seeing them was probably one of the most amazing experiences of my life.  

Me and one of the turtles. There were about 35 on the beach for the half hour we were allowed there.  You can only get this close and touch them when they are actually laying the eggs because they go into a kind of trance.  Otherwise you will scare them and they will retreat into the sea and not lay their eggs.

An empty egg shell at about 5 am the following morning

We were lucky enough to see some hatchlings early the next morning

Meg an a hatchling

Me and a hatchling. Meg helped these little guys to the water to avoid the birds and the dogs.  They are endangered and need all the help they can get

The turtles lay eggs throughout the night, and will lay a few batches of eggs throughout nesting season.  They always return to the same beach they were hatched on.

So amazing

Some detail of the shell

After we left Grande Riviere and the turtles we went back to the Hyatt in the capital Port of Spain. This is from the pool deck.  

 The pool deck at the Hyatt.  The bar is out of frame to the right!

This is from Tobago, we spent one day there... not long enough

A beach in Tobago

you see so many photos that I take of other people kissing, now you have to deal with one of me kissing my beautiful wife

My first time to the Caribbean... I am a fan

Meg in the water, we were about a mile off shore and the water was about 3 feet deep. It was great, and I got horribly sun burned

This was taken from our hotel room.  We had a giant window overlooking the water

Also from the hotel room

Such and amazing time.  If you ever get the chance to go to Trinidad and Tobago, DO NOT pass it up


Teresa K photography July 4, 2010 at 10:53 AM  

It looks amazing! Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your marriage.

Natalie Gibbs July 4, 2010 at 10:55 AM  

Thanks for sharing these! Those turtle photos are AMAZING. I am so envious! I also loved the scarlet ibis shots... so pretty.

Cynthia July 4, 2010 at 11:15 AM  

WOW! So beautiful! That must have been amazing seeing the turtles!

Linnea July 4, 2010 at 11:32 PM  

Beautiful! Amazing!Meg looks gorgeous!

Patrick Pike July 24, 2010 at 1:39 AM  

Congratulations, it looks like your enjoyed your vacation! Beautiful sights and being with those turtles must have been amazing!

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