Paria Bay camp-out this weekend
tomorrow and Sunday, Island Hikers camps out at Paria Bay. It is an opportunity to enjoy nature at its best.
At night there is the attraction of the leatherback turtles coming ashore to nest in the sand. Campers can also enjoy the beach, waterfall and river’s mouth. There is even a small stream that can supply water for cooking and drinking. The bay is accessible mainly by hiking and, with full backpacks, it takes two to three hours to get there.
Along the way, hikers can relax and enjoy the scenery of Turtle Rock and Cathedral Rock.
To ensure safety, campers should not swim unsupervised or without the necessary safety equipment in place.
The general rule is: leave nothing but footprints. Camp sites should be set up in areas as not to affect nesting turtles. Shining lights can distract hatchlings from going into the sea, as well as prevent turtles from coming ashore.
Basic items to bring along are a tent, sleeping bags, life jackets, medicine, insect repellent, flashlights, change of clothing and shoes, plates and utensils, matches, garbage bags and a knife.
Suggested food items include sausages, sandwiches, sardines, baked potatoes, trail snacks, fruit juices, peanut butter, biscuits, boiled eggs, baked chicken, coffee or tea bags, two litres of drinking water and milk.
For details, contact Mario at 749-2956.