We were planning on going to do bird watching, but because of the rain we decided to do something else. We ended up going to a Hindu temple called Temple in the Sea. The original temple was built by Sewdass Sadhu. He was a poor, indentured laborer from India and tried to create a place of worship in colonial Trinidad. He built a beautiful temple only using a bicycle. There was few temples in Trinidad at the time and when the management of the sugar company that owned all the land in the area noticed it on their land. Sewdass Sadhu was fined and arrested and the temple was destroyed. After all that, he still wanted a peaceful place of worship. For over a year and using only a bicycle, he built another temple in the sea, so it wouldn't be on owned land. It has since been restored, but it is still beautiful with an amazing history. When we were there, we briefly attended the Sunday service. It was amazing to hear their chants and to be welcomed into the service by having tikas (a red powder) placed on our foreheads. It was such an interesting and special experience.
After that, we visited the Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago. They had a large collection of artifacts and photographs of the Indo-Caribbeans. Our bus driver, Sam, grew up with many of the items in the museum and showed us what they were and how his family used them. It was really great to learn about the items from someone who has used them. On the way to lunch, we quickly stopped at the Hanuman Temple, which is the largest outside of India.