Trinidad and Tobago
Up the very narrow, definitely winding North Coast Road to Maracas Bay. All the previous experience driving on the left side of the road must have paid off? The beach was packed with locals enjoying their Sunday, and got only more crowded as the day went on. Richard's Bake and Shark was also packed; I'm not sure it was actually shark, but it's definitely a local favorite.
Queen's Park Savannah is a huge expanse of dead grass in the middle of the city, with much smaller slights such as Trinity Cathedral, Stollmeyer's Castle, and Whitehall scattered around it. Part of the Magnificent Seven Houses, apparently they were significant in the colonial era, although that no longer seems to be the case today.
The highlight of the trip was the Caroni Bird Sanctuary, home to the blue heron, flamingo, tree crab, silky anteater, and the striking scarlet ibis. Massive flocks of scarlet ibis head to a single island in the middle of Caroni Swamp to roost for the night, and even in the rain, they are beautiful sight. As sunset approached, a final few flights of blue herons skimmed low over the swamp-- only to be outdone by a flight of scarlet ibis flying directly over a group of flamingos. The guide did a great job pointing out snakes, tree crabs, and a bunch of other flora and fauna-- t'was well worth it.
With everything closed on a Sunday, and the Moviefone Mall next to the hotel, ended up with an overpriced seafood meal at Zanzibar, killed some time at the large but underwhelming lounge at the airport (thanks, Priority Pass?), and finally, a late departure back to the USA.