Hi Syd - apologies for not replying sooner....have been busy at work, and haven't had time to log on! You will be in Tobago as I type, so if you read this on your return, I hope you had a great time at Birdies. I'm sure you will have found Prince and his mum excellent hosts, and I hope you too managed to see turtles - they truly look like the last dinosaurs on earth.
Steve - thanks for the reply.....we made friends with a beach dog outside Birdies (seriously thought about bringing him home, but we currently live in a top floor flat, so wrong timing for us) and one night he followed us up the beach when we were going to see the turtles. He sat so well behaved, and just seemed a bit perplexed about what on earth he was watching!! I know the majority of beach dogs will be a huge problem to the turtle eggs, but there are a couple of well behaved dogs - or maybe we just trained him well in our two weeks!!