Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Marianne Falls (Avocat)

With all the rain that's been pouring down on the island for the last week, the rivers are full, which means the waterfalls are at their best. And what better time to explore the rainforest.

Marianne Falls or Avocat Falls are located about five miles in on the Blanchiseusse /Arima road. The river runs all the way down to the beach but this is quite a way inland and it is surrounded by much of the same Northern Range terrain that we saw at Asa Wright. The bird watching is similar with quite a heavy presence of the white bearded manakin. The peace lilies that grow on the river side defy description. They run at about five feet tall and are glossy and healthy. When mother nature does the landscaping, it's all perfect and laid down in huge swathes of green with costuses and ferns interspersed in the back.

The water is so clean at this time of year as it is comes rushing down the forest. Exploring many of the natural gorges at this time of year can be risky as the water levels can changes very quickly. So a placid looking stream can become very spirited in a matter of minutes depending on the location and the tides of the sea.


Rusheed said...

Yea the falls was nice. I was there Saturday. Fun Fun Fun!!!!

hottie said...

wel 4 d 1st time i am going on 30th of march i just cant wait.............:) bt it seems 2 b very nice