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Published: January 24th 2020
Tobago Blog 17th January 2020
The island of Tobago is part of the republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the most southerly and our next port of call after our extended stay in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Sailing overnight we arrived for a short stay on this idyllic island.
Tobago has had a chequered history since being discovered by Christopher Columbus, after much fighting mainly between the Dutch and French the island was eventually ceded to Britain in 1814.
In 1888 Tobago was joined by its larger island of Trinidad and independence was achieved and in 1962 the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago was borne.
Tourism is the islands main income and this is apparent in the capital city of Scarborough where we berthed.
There was a lot of competition for our custom at the port gates whether to take you for short taxi rides or for more extensive tours of the island.
The Botanical Gardens are part of a former sugar estate and covers over 17 acres, and overlooking the town and coastline is Fort King George, a well preserved monument.
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