On September 1st 2019, a category five hurricane passed through the northern Bahamas. For 24 hours, the hurricane- the strongest to EVER hit landfall there- stalled out over Abaco Island in particular, pummeling the island with 185 mile-per-hour winds and a 25 foot storm surge. By the time the hurricane passed on to other parts of the Bahamas, more than 80% of the buildings on Abaco Island were damaged. An untold number of lives were lost- as much as 25% of the population of Abaco are Haitian refugees, who are not counted by the Bahamian government- and an estimated $3 billion of infrastructure was damaged.
With a week off for Spring Break, we hopped on Air Canada for a flight down to Trinidad and Tobago. We spent the first three nights in Buccoo, a small fishing village in Tobago. Buccoo is very laid back; our days consisted of coffee and buns at the local bakery, hanging around the Continue reading “Trinidad and Tobago: Two Islands, One Nation”→