I decided to take a break from the recipes to show you the beautiful Morang river of Maracas Valley …..
One of the rivers found in Maracas Valley, it is frequented by most who know of it. Nestled at the foot of the El Tucuche Mountain and blanketed under lush green forest, this river provides a pleasant backdrop for a river lime.
Closely situated to this river is the village of El Luengo. The river is a an important source of water for the villagers and wild animals alike. A pipeline runs from the mountainside to supply the village with fresh drinking water that is unlike any other. I might also add that it tastes even better than bottled water.
The walk to the Morang river is a relaxing one since you are under the thick forest cover most of the time. Along the way there are many small pools, some of them seemingly secluded. As you go along the beaten path the familiar aromatic smell of Tonka Bean fills the air but for a moment and then floats away in the cool breeze. There are many cocoa and coffee trees along the way that reminds me of our rich past, when these crops were integral to Trinidad and Tobago’s economy.
A word of caution though! I would advise any visitor to travel in groups for safety reasons, after all you are in the forest. Other than that, please walk with garbage bags and leave the natural environment untouched for others to enjoy. This is truly one of the many hidden jewels of Trinidad and Tobago.
Hope you enjoyed the pics!